A major new study on alcohol shows there's no "safe" level of drinking.
The research contained in the medical journal The Lancet shows Irish woman are amongst the highest drinkers in the world.
This study is the most comprehensive global study ever produced, and has concluded that the only safe level is to drink none.
Just one drink a day is enough to slightly increase the risk of getting 23 separate health problems.
Irish women are seventh highest in the world for alcohol consumption - taking on average three drinks a day - with Irish men consuming around four and a half drinks daily.
There are on average three deaths a day due to alcohol in Ireland.
Two are from the long term effects of drinking and one is from the event of drinking itself.