As a nation, Ireland spent €6.3 billion on alcohol last year.

Petula Martyn from RTÉ's Morning Ireland has been exploring Ireland's relationship with alcohol.

The series looks at the future of the Irish country pub, the effects of alcohol misuse and the image of the Irish as drinkers.

Listen to all of the reports in the series here:

The future of the Irish country pub

The impact on emergency services

The relationship between tourism and alcohol

For those seeking help for alcohol problems, the following services are available:

HSE Drugs and Alcohol helpline: 1800-459-459

Rutland Centre: 01-4946358

Drink Aware: