National Children’s Charities Join Forces to Support Alcohol Bill: Enough is Enough

Three of Ireland’s leading children’s charities, Barnardos, the Children’s Rights Alliance and the ISPCC have joined forces today to express disappointment at the postponement of the debate on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. This comes in the wake of comments in the Seanad yesterday by… Full Story»

Time to turn awareness into action and support our communities in their efforts to reduce alcohol harm

“Those working hard to address alcohol misuse in communities throughout Ireland are doing a great job in difficult circumstances. They are working at the very sharp edge of alcohol harm and see on a daily basis the devastation that is caused by our harmful relationship… Full Story»

New Irish study shows minimum unit pricing for alcohol will affect 14% of drinkers

Research shows that the cheapest alcohol products were favoured by the heaviest drinkers, irrespective of income levels From the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Research led by RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and the Health Research Board has examined the relationship between… Full Story»

Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing

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 risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption is lowest among those who binge drink the most

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»

National Drugs Strategy Submission

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

Alcohol Policy in Scotland and Ireland: European Trailblazers or Celtic Fringes?

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

Alcohol Price Survey

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

Pre Budget Submission 2017

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

Hidden Harm: The Impact of Parental Alcohol Misuse

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

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Cancer Prevention Factsheet

A factsheet from the National Cancer Control Programme on alcohol and cancer.
November 24, 2016 - 66.5 KiB

Alcohol - The Irish Situation

An updated (November 2016) fact sheet on alcohol in Ireland from the Health Research Board.
November 16, 2016 - 265.8 KiB

Diageo's 'Stop Out of Control Drinking' Campaign in Ireland: An Analysis

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

The Irish European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) Report 2015

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

2015 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) Report

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

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