Local consultant says excessive drinking is becoming a serious problem in Ireland

A top Donegal consultant, who is widely known for his appearances in a hard-hitting national road safety campaign, has said that excessive drinking is becoming a serious problem in Ireland.

Dr Gerry Lane, a consultant in emergency medicine at Letterkenny General Hospital, says we have the second highest level of consumption in Europe.

And he says everyone has to begin to change their attitudes towards alcohol.

Dr Lane says the emergency department at Letterkenny General is filled with people who have fallen to the effects of alcohol at the weekends.....

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