I always though we drunk a lot - statistics seems to show it.
Alcohol Statistics Ireland:
* Irish adults have the highest consumption of alcohol and highest degree of binge drinking in Europe (European Union).
* Average alcohol consumption (according to alcohol statistics done in Ireland in 2002) was 9.3 liters. Twice as high compared to the statistical levels reported in most of the European countries.
* Highest alcohol consumption was in 2001 (14.4 liters) of pure alcohol.
* Alcohol consumption slowed down in Ireland in 2003 for the first time in 16 years by 6 percent because of a slowdown in spirits sales.
* Alcohol consumption statistics for Ireland in 2003 were 13.5 - 13.7 liters of pure alcohol, making Ireland #2 in the world, only behind Luxembourg. Australia is #30.