Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said she is very concerned about the online drinking game known as ‘NekNomination’.

The game, which involves people being nominated to drink large amounts of alcohol and post a video online, has been linked to a number of incidents around the country in the recent days.

Ms Fitzgerald said she believes the game is a lethal combination of peer pressure and excessive alcohol consumption.

She says it could potentially cause serious damage and people need to be aware of that.