In the last year alone, a Kildare priest personally knew of three young people, one of whom had just completed his Leaving Cert, who went abroad to celebrate and never came home alive.
“Liver disease has approximately doubled in Ireland in the last 20 years for both men and women. We’re seeing people in their early 30s dying from liver failure. Before it was 40s and 50s mainly.”
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.
"Unfortunately we live very much in a drink-fuelled society and it is a constant battle to win the hearts and minds of people, young people especially.”