The Health Minister Simon Harris has told the Dáil that the drinks industry has been promoting myths about Ireland's alcohol consumption.
Mr Harris was speaking as the house debated the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
The legislation is back in the Dáil after taking two years to get through the Seanad.
Minister Harris says we, as a nation, have to face the facts about our drinking habits.
Source: The Irish Examiner, 06/02/18