In Ireland, we underestimate how much we drink by about 60%.
of alcohol in 2013 was consumed as part of a
binge drinking session.
According to the latest OECD figures, alcohol consumption in Ireland has dropped from 11.5 litres per adult in 2012 to 10.6 litres per adult in 2013. However, misuse of alcohol in Ireland remains a problem with research showing that in 2013, 75% of alcohol was consumed as part of binge drinking session. If you decide to drink alcohol, it’s important to get the facts you need to make informed choices about your own drinking.
Drinkaware only use figures from recognised national and international institutions including the World Health Health Organisation (WHO), European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD), Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), Health Service Executive (HSE), Healthy Ireland and Health Research Board (HRB).
Below you'll find some key facts and statistics to give you a big picture view of alcohol in Ireland.