Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes the ruling of the Scottish Court of Session and hopes to see minimum unit pricing (MUP) implemented in Scotland as soon as possible, where it will save lives and reduce alcohol harm. This is also a positive ruling for public health… Full Story»
Awareness of some of the most significant risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption is lowest among those young people who binge drink the most, the Healthy Ireland Survey 2016 has shown. The survey found that 37% of drinkers in Ireland binge drink on a typical… Full Story»
“The ESPAD survey released today shows some positive trends when it comes to alcohol consumption among Irish children, particularly declines in heavy episodic drinking and drunkenness from the 2011 survey, which are very welcome,” said Conor Cullen, Head of Communications and Advocacy with Alcohol Action… Full Story»
A new report from SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems), Alcohol Policy in Scotland and Ireland: European Trailblazers or Celtic Fringes?, compares alcohol-related problems and welcomes innovative policy responses in Ireland and Scotland, also recognising the need to work at a pan-European level. Governments… Full Story»
“It’s natural that students who are getting their Junior Cert results this week want to celebrate the achievement with their friends. This is an important milestone for them and they should enjoy the celebrations after three years working towards the exams,” said Conor Cullen, Head… Full Story»
Alcohol Action Ireland's submission on a new National Drugs Strategy. A new National Drugs Strategy is being developed by the Department of Health and will set out Government policy on tackling the drug problem from 2017 onwards. The National Drugs Strategy aims to tackle the harm caused to individuals and our society by the misuse of drugs, including alcohol.
October 18, 2016 - 461.6 KiB
On 2nd March 2016, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Alcohol Focus Scotland and Eurocare, held a joint event in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to explore and discuss alcohol policy in Scotland and Ireland. Governments in Scotland and Ireland are pushing forward policies that focus on increasing alcohol price and reducing availability and marketing, in the face of sustained opposition by global alcohol producers.
September 15, 2016 - 1.1 MiB
The following tables contain examples of some of the cheapest alcohol products for sale in supermarkets during a price survey carried out in Dublin city centre by Alcohol Action Ireland in July 2016.
September 1, 2016 - 374.9 KiB
Alcohol Action Ireland's Pre-Budget Submission, which recommends that excise duty must continue to be maintained at levels that reflect our significant burden of alcohol harm, as any decrease in excise duty would be of benefit only to those who manufacture, distribute and sell alcohol products, and come directly at the expense of the health, wellbeing and safety of Irish citizens.
August 31, 2016 - 819.8 KiB
An overview on Hidden Harm in Ireland for a briefing held by the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Alcohol Harm in July 2016.
July 20, 2016 - 191.4 KiB
It has been argued that the alcohol industry uses corporate social responsibility activities to influence policy and undermine public health, and that every opportunity should be taken to scrutinise such activities. This study analyses a controversial Diageo-funded ‘responsible drinking’ campaign (“Stop out of Control Drinking”, or SOOCD) in Ireland. The study aims to identify how the campaign and its advisory board members frame and define (i) alcohol-related harms, and their causes, and (ii) possible solutions.
September 28, 2016 - 301.8 KiB
This report is based on the 2015 European Schools Project for Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) Survey carried out in Ireland and is the sixth Irish data-collection wave of ESPAD. It is based on data from more than 1,400 Irish students surveyed in 2015. The most important goal of the ESPAD survey is to monitor trends in alcohol and other drug use among 15-16 year-olds and to compare trends between countries and groups of countries. It also provides the opportunity to observe the changes in these trends in Ireland over the six waves in the past 20 years.
September 21, 2016 - 3.9 MiB
The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) is a collaborative effort of independent research teams in more than forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world.
The overall aim with the project is to repeatedly collect comparable data on substance use among 15-16 year old students in as many European countries as possible.
September 20, 2016 - 3.3 MiB
The proposed Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region continues and updates the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012–2016. Taking account of new evidence, exciting developments, existing commitments and progress of Member States, the Action
plan focuses on priority action areas and interventions for the next 10 years (2016–2025) in order to achieve regional and global targets to reduce premature mortality, reduce the disease burden, improve the quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable.
September 6, 2016 - 583.6 KiB
This is the first study to examine the effect of alcohol marketing exposure on adolescents’ drinking in a cross-national context. The aim was to examine reciprocal processes between exposure to a wide range of alcohol marketing types and adolescent drinking, controlled for non-alcohol branded media exposure.
August 8, 2016 - 578.9 KiB