Wed 13 Feb

Alcohol Action Ireland calls for concerted effort from all stakeholders to ensure alcohol does not hinder Irish holidaymakers safe travel

Last summer (2018) witnessed a variety of incidences for holidaymakers where excessive alcohol was central - some involving significant operational cost and disruption while others, regrettably, had more tragic outcomes. These incidences must be, and can be, avoided if all parties involved...


Thu 17 Jan

Alcohol Action Ireland launches initiative on impacts of parental alcohol misuse on children

Alcohol Action Ireland has today (17.01.19) launched a new initiative to raise awareness of the experience of growing up in Ireland with parental alcohol misuse.  Called Silent Voices, it aims to end the silence of this experience, by promoting an...


Mon 14 Jan

Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes reports that Minister Harris will press ahead with the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing.

Alcohol Action Ireland today welcomed the reporting of the Minster for Health, Simon Harris’ intention to implement Minimum Unit Pricing ‘as soon as possible to address the health harms and cost associated with harmful alcohol consumption’. Ireland’s harmful relationship with...

Alcohol and Crime Fact Sheet

Alcohol and Crime: Getting The Facts is a fact sheet from Alcohol Action Ireland addressing the key questions surrounding the relationship between alcohol and crime.

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Minimum Pricing Fact Sheet

Getting The Facts Right on Minimum Pricing is a fact sheet from Alcohol Action Ireland answering all the key questions about minimum pricing.

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"Time Please... For Change"

Alcohol Action Ireland's annual conference programme. "Time Please... For Change" saw a number of expert national and international speakers examining key initiatives that could make a real difference to Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol.

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Second Report of the Suicide Support and Information System

The Second Report of the Suicide Support and Information System identified alcohol and drug abuse as a major risk factor for suicide across the identified subgroups and made a number of recommendations to reflect this. The report fouind that the presence of alcohol and/or drug abuse was known for 173 cases, which was confirmed for 60.7%. Among these, 48.6% had abused alcohol, 21% had abused drugs and 27.6% had abused both alcohol and drugs.

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The National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm 2012

The National Registry of Deliberate Self Harm in Ireland's annual report for 2012 from the National Suicide Research Foundation found that Alcohol was involved in 38% of all cases. While overall alcohol involvement decreased slightly from 2011, alcohol was significantly more often involved in male episodes of self-harm than female episodes (42% versus 36%, respectively). Alcohol may be one of the factors underlying the pattern of presentations with deliberate self-harm by time of day and day of week. Presentations peaked in the hours around midnight and almost one-third of all presentations occurred on Sundays and Mondays. In addition, the Registry identified an increased number of self-harm presentations to hospital associated with some public holidays.

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An Empirical Evaluation of the US Beer Institute’s Self-Regulation Code Governing the Content of Beer Advertising

In an evaluation of beer advertising code regulations aimed to encourage responsible advertising practices, new research from the American Journal of Public Health finds that content violations still occur and the current U.S. Beer Institute’s self-regulation process may be ineffective. Researchers reviewed all alcohol advertisements that aired during the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournament games from 1999 to 2008. Current alcohol advertising is self-regulated by the alcohol industry in which the U.S. Beer Institute develops, updates and enforces the regulation codes. This study employed academic and public health professionals to rate the ads using both the 1997 and 2006 versions of the U.S. Beer Institute’s guidelines.

Results showed that when experts reviewed the advertisements, code violations were prevalent. Between 35 percent and 74 percent of the ads had violations, depending on the version of regulation codes used and the scoring method applied. Furthermore, ads with content violations were broadcast more often than those without. Ads that violated the codes most often included content that appealed to young people and content in which beer drinking was associated with social success and sexual attractiveness.

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