A sober reflection on Minimum Unit Pricing

January 21, 2022

The retail price of alcohol rose significantly last week as a government decision that a minimum price of 10 cent per gram of alcohol must be introduced in all off-licenses and supermarkets. Since the law


Binging on a budget

October 17, 2018

It has never been a secret that university students are some of the most avid binge-drinkers. 


The Good Friday ban, a modern approach or a loss of identity?

February 7, 2018

Pubs only close these two days a year and as part of Irish culture, this trend has been here for all of our lives, with this ban being lifted we are becoming more modern but at the same time it has to be asked, are we losing a part of our identity?


The unhealthy diet of a first year

November 15, 2017

Katie Gallagher looked at how the challenges of entering third year education can lead to students living an unhealthy diet and lifestyle.

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Pre-drinking: essential or enough?

April 5, 2017

Peer-pressure, health and alcohol are three interconnected problems that are stigmatised to the Irish drinking culture, writer Amy Lawlor takes a look at how alcohol affects our health and how peer pressure surrounds it. If

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We’re Drinking From The Bottle

October 29, 2014

Drinking is undoubtedly part of our nation’s culture. However, are young people now dependent on alcohol in order to socialise?

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Student Life

Sober as a…student?

April 16, 2014

What to do when another night out on the beer seems too much? Sober Soc is here to help, a society based around alcohol-free events.

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Seven extremely valid reasons to go to NuBar

March 19, 2014

By Jade O’Leary 1. To celebrate/drown your sorrows after receiving exam results What better way to celebrate the fact that you’re officially a genius (you got over 50% in two whole modules after all) than


Mantalk #6

February 19, 2014

The sharpest fashion tongues in DCU are back, and like it or lump it, they’re going to say it as they see it. Seán Men, women, small children, welcome back! To disguise my next topic


UCC experiment with alcohol-free student accommodation

October 9, 2013

University College Cork are this year piloting a sceme whereby the consumption of alcohol has been prohibited in certain on-campus accommodation. Garrett Lavin found out that DCU’s Accommodation Department have considered introducing simliar.

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Toxic Tuesday too toxic

October 9, 2013

Many still call for the return of the SU-run student nightclub night, Toxic Tuesday, but did the night live up to it’s name? Sean Cassidy argues it was time to call it a day.