The number of teenagers treated for alcohol-related issues in Dublin's children's hospitals rose by 25 per cent last year.
Figures obtained by the Irish Times show 64 children aged from 13 to 17 were treated across Temple Street Children's Hospital, the National Children's Hospital in Tallaght and Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin.
In 2015, just four teenagers were admitted to Temple Street but last year, that figure jumped to 21. Of those, 13 were aged 15, six were 14 and two were just 13 years old.
The figures are believed to underestimate the number of children treated for alcohol abuse as the numbers given don't represent admissions into A&E. The reasons for emergency department admissions are not collected and therefore, such cases are exuded from the numbers.