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»

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 - 1.5 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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Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region

The proposed Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region continues and updates the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012–2016. Taking account of new evidence, exciting developments, existing commitments and progress of Member States, the Action
plan focuses on priority action areas and interventions for the next 10 years (2016–2025) in order to achieve regional and global targets to reduce premature mortality, reduce the disease burden, improve the quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable.
September 6, 2016 - 583.6 KiB

European longitudinal study on the relationship between adolescents’ alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use

This is the first study to examine the effect of alcohol marketing exposure on adolescents’ drinking in a cross-national context. The aim was to examine reciprocal processes between exposure to a wide range of alcohol marketing types and adolescent drinking, controlled for non-alcohol branded media exposure.
August 8, 2016 - 578.9 KiB

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

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