It's Official - Irish People Aren't The Biggest Boozers Anymore

We've been knocked off the list

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In 2000, Ireland topped the EU list for the countries with the heaviest drinking population, and while we haven't been at the top for quite some time (alcohol consumption in Ireland dropped by a quarter between 2000 and 2014), we're now officially not even in the top ten.

Belgian beats us by a mile thanks to their some 1600 varieties of beer, while wine loving France comes in second place. 

The top 10 booziest countries are:

Infographic: Belgians Are The Booziest | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

We'll cheers to that!

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Deputy Editor at Lovin Media Group, Sarah is obsessed with food and travel.She's also never come into the office without winged eyeliner. Seriously, not even once.Email: Social: @sazzyclay