Ireland: People in Ireland drink 436 pints of beer every year, study finds
People in Ireland, on average, drink the equivalent of 436 pints of beer every single year, according to new research, The Irish Post reported on April 16.
A study conducted by the Health Research Board (HRB) found that while alcohol consumption levels in Ireland have plateaued since 2013, people are still living up the stereotype and drinking themselves silly.
Consumption remains "significantly higher" than the Government's 2020 target of no more than 9.1 litres of pure alcohol per person per year.
According to figures, the average Irish person aged 15 and over drinks 10.8 litres of pure alcohol a year.
That is the equivalent of 40 vodka bottles, 113 bottles of wine or - as mentioned before - 436 pints of beer.
In actuality, because one in four adults in Ireland don't drink at all, the average alcohol consumption rate per drinker is likely far higher.
The country is ranked ninth in the world in terms of alcohol consumption, and eight in the world when it comes to binge drinking - which is defined as consuming more than six standard drinks in one sitting.
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