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Drink Deaths Under-Reported

by 98FM  07th May 2014  07:32
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Newspapers not revealing what caused deaths

A new study has found that alcohol-related deaths are greatly under-reported in Irish newspapers.

According to the research published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, in 100 newspaper reports of 43 deaths, not one article revealed that the person was drunk.

Health researchers say journalists need to come clean about the number of people who die or are killed each year while under the influence.

Bobby Smyth is from the School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, he says there is an argument for public interest:

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