‘Breaking the Seal’ – a podcast about students’ attitude to alcohol in Ireland

Aoife talks to students and professionals in Dublin City University about Ireland’s drinking culture

Written by Aoife Mc Kiernan


The ‘Breaking the Seal’ podcast is a conversation about alcohol in DCU.

Included in the podcast is two students sharing their experiences and relationships with alcohol, the Chairman of the REACT(Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third Level) committee Dr. Mark Philbin, the Head of the Counselling and Personal Development Service Helena Ahern, and Chairman of the Sober Society Adam Healy.

DCU Counselling Service:

The Counselling and Personal Development Service is a professional, confidential and free service, which is available to all registered undergraduate and postgraduate DCU students.

The service provides one-to-one psychological counselling and specialist input on a wide range of personal, academic, family, social, psychological and mental health issues that hinder a student’s academic performance in a non-judgmental and open manner. This includes support and help at time of immediate crisis.

There is a 24/7 free phone for students to register with the service and when urgent to speak with a counsellor on the phone. It is available after hours, including weekends and bank holidays and can be reached at 1800 816 938

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