Alcohol consumption’s devastating impact on Ireland’s health reflects the need for urgent action by Government

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has said that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill must be implemented without further delay to reduce alcohol harm in Ireland. “The Health Research Board’s (HRB) analysis of the hospital in-patient reporting system clearly shows the huge… Full Story»

Alcohol consumption, harm and cost in Ireland – HRB publish new report

Newly compiled data from the hospital in-patient reporting system confirms the impact of alcohol consumption on our health system. The new Health Research Board (HRB) report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and how it is impacting us as individuals… Full Story»

Alcohol a Factor in 38% of Collisions Between 2008 and 2012

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions. The report, the third and largest in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda Síochána Forensic Fatal… Full Story»

Formula One puts Heineken in the driving seat

40 public health and civil society organisations from around the world, including Alcohol Action Ireland, are calling for an end to alcohol sponsorship in F1. Heineken recently launched their new sponsorship agreements with F1, a five-year deal estimated to be worth $150 m. With this… Full Story»

Alcohol Policy in Practice Course, Stirling, 5-8th September 2016

This course from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies will feature inputs from Prof. Paul Cairney; Dr. John Holmes; Prof. Gerard Hastings; Prof. Jeff Collin; Dr. Carol Emslie; Dr. Sally Adams; as well as from Alcohol Focus Scotland, the Institute of Alcohol Studies,… Full Story»

Letter from Eurocare to Jean Todt, president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA),

A letter from the European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) to Jean Todt, the president of Formula One's governing body, the International Automobile Federation (FIA), regarding alcohol sponsorship in Formula One.

The European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare) is an alliance of non-governmental and public health organisations with 60 member organisations across 25 European countries advocating prevention and reduction of alcohol related harm in Europe.
June 14, 2016 - 676.3 KiB

Alcohol Marketing and Young People's Drinking Behaviour in Ireland

A conference poster summarising a study carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, commissioned by Alcohol Action Ireland, which found that Irish children are exposed to large volumes of alcohol marketing, which increases their likelihood of drinking alcohol and engaging in risky drinking behaviour.
May 30, 2016 - 933.5 KiB

Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland conference poster

A conference poster designed to highlight the work of Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland.
May 25, 2016 - 1.3 MiB

Public Health (Alcohol) Bill - A Summary

A brief summary of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, including what this legislation aims to do, why it is needed, and what measures it contains.
February 9, 2016 - 154.5 KiB

Alcohol Marketing and Young People's Drinking Behaviour in Ireland

A study carried out by the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway, commissioned by Alcohol Action Ireland, found that Irish children are exposed to large volumes of alcohol marketing, which increases their likelihood of drinking alcohol and engaging in risky drinking behaviour.
November 26, 2015 - 1.3 MiB

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Galway City Alcohol Survey

Research commissioned by Health Promotion and Improvement, HSE, on behalf of the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum, to establish a benchmark on behaviours and attitudes towards alcohol within Galway City.

Specifically, the research was designed to: (i) report on current attitudes, awareness and behaviours in relation to alcohol use and alcohol-related harm in Galway City; (ii) examine the views of citizens on current alcohol policy issues in Galway City; and (iii) provide information to assist the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum in implementing the strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Galway City.
June 27, 2016 - 475.3 KiB

Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm and cost

An infographic sheet from the Health Research Board (HRB) summarising some of the key findings from its report, 'Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response'.
June 22, 2016 - 44.5 KiB

Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response

Health Research Board (HRB) Overview Series 10: This newly compiled data from the hospital in-patient reporting system confirms the huge impact of alcohol consumption on our health system. This detailed HRB report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and how it is impacting us as individuals and as a society.
June 22, 2016 - 1.6 MiB

Fatal Collisions 2008 - 2012: Alcohol as a Factor

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions. The report, the third and largest in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda Síochána Forensic Fatal Collision Investigation files in order to identify the main contributory factors in collisions.
June 15, 2016 - 1.2 MiB

Alcohol: the Irish situation

A factsheet on alcohol in Ireland by the Health Research Board (HRB) National Drugs Library.
April 13, 2016 - 259.8 KiB

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