Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption increased in 2016

Alcohol consumption in Ireland increased during 2016, according to provisional figures released by the Revenue Commissioners. The figures show that per capita alcohol consumption was 11.46 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+ in 2016, an increase of 4.8% from 2015, when it was… Full Story»

Alcohol is having a devastating impact on our young people’s mental health – Minister McEntee

National Taskforce on Youth Mental Health discusses the damage alcohol is doing to the mental health of our young people in the context of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Wednesday) reiterated her support… Full Story»

Cabinet approves legislation brought forward by Minister Shane Ross to ensure that all drivers detected drink driving receive a disqualification

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, has welcomed the decision of the Government earlier today to approve the General Scheme of a Road Traffic (Fixed Penalty – Drink Driving) Bill 2017. Speaking today the Minister said: “The evidence shows that despite… Full Story»

NAGP Supports Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has given its support to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and urged the Government not to bow to pressure from private interests. The GP body say the Legislative Bill puts health before profit. Family doctors, as the first point… Full Story»

Latest alcohol industry report once again puts narrow sectoral interests ahead of public health

Alcohol Action Ireland has said the latest report from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) once again puts narrow sectoral interests ahead of public health. “It is clear from this report that the alcohol industry views the potential impact of Brexit as a crisis… 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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