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Young are biggest binge-drinkers in the EU - but people live longer

Young Irish people have the highest rate of binge-drinking in the EU, with more than a quarter of young men and women drinking heavily at least once a week.

A quarter of men and more than 15pc of women aged 18 to 24 in Ireland engaged in binge-drinking at least once a week in 2014.

Binge-drinking is defined as ingesting six or more drinks at a time, equivalent to three pints of beer or six pub measures of spirits.

The figures released by the Central Statistics Office show binge-drinking rates among men are more than double the EU average of 11.7pc for this age group.

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Source:Laura Lynott,, 19/10/17 

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