Wed 15 Nov

Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland welcomes important ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing for Scotland

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris must now urgently progress the Public Health Alcohol Bill   Today, the Supreme Court in London, ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks is lawful in Scotland. Rejecting the...


Wed 15 Nov

MUP decision of the UK Supreme Court represents a significant victory for public health

Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes with the decision of the UK Supreme Court - it represents a significant victory for public health   Alcohol Action Ireland today (Wednesday 15 Nov) welcomed the judgement from the UK Supreme Court, unanimously dismissing the...


Fri 10 Nov

1.35 million people continuing to have a harmful relationship with alcohol finally resonating with our legislators

Reflecting on this week’s debate on the Public Health Alcohol Bill in Seanad Éireann, concluding Committee Stage, Alcohol Action Ireland believe it is clear there is now a firm resolve amongst Senators who, in recognising the impact of alcohol related...

Social Consequences of Harmful Use of Alcohol in Ireland

The 2009 Health Research Board report "Social Consequences of Harmful Use of Alcohol in Ireland" paints a grim picture of the increasingly negative role played by alcohol in Irish society. It finds that the high level of alcohol-related social harm does not bode well for the future health and well-being of the Irish population

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Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol use In Ireland

Alcohol-related problems cost Ireland an estimated €3.7 billion in 2007, according to the HSE’s report Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol Use in Ireland. Treating alcohol-related injuries and diseases cost the healthcare system an estimated €1.2 billion - around a tenth of the total annual healthcarebudget.

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Alcohol Related Harm in Ireland

A 2008 report on "Alcohol Related Harm in Ireland" by Dr Ann Hope documents the extent and nature of alcohol harms to both to the drinker and to those affected by the drinker

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Young people and alcohol: scoping approaches to prevent or reduce harm

This scoping exercise by NHS Soctland is intended to provide a national overview of the approaches developed and implemented to prevent or reduce harm to young people in Scotland caused by their own alcohol consumption. Information was gathered from practitioners in the NHS, Alcohol and Drug Partnerships (ADPs), statutory services and third sector organisations and is primarily intended to inform NHS Health Scotland programme planning, resource development and partnership working.

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‘The Efficacy of Minimum Unit Pricing, Fiscal and other Pricing Public Policies for Alcohol’

This report was commissioned from CPJ Consultants by the Department of Health. It sets out the issues relating to hazardous and harmful consumption of alcohol in Ireland. It looks at the international experience and policy response and makes recommendations about how the problems caused by hazardous alcohol consumption can and should be tackled in Ireland, with a specific focus on pricing policies.

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The effects of online marketing on drinking behaviours of young people

This fact sheet from EUCAM (The European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing) gives an overview of scientific studies measuring the effect of online alcohol marketing on the drinking of young people.

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