Revellers urged to slow down when out drinking

Drinkaware.ie is encouraging people to slow down when out drinking and to make a plan for the following day to help pace yourself.

Bank holiday weekends are notorious for binge drinking sessions but the responsible-drinking programme says that doesn't need to be the case.

Fionnuala Sheehan, Chief Executive of Drinkaware.ie, believes many Irish people are in denial about how much they drink and the dangers of it.

She says blackouts are a sure sign you're drinking far too much: