Mon 16 Apr

The extraordinary burden on others from Ireland’s harmful use of alcohol.

New research report highlights an untold story:   the extraordinary burden on others from Ireland’s harmful use of alcohol.    ·         One in two people have been bothered and harassed, felt afraid and unsafe from strangers’ drinking. ·         Two in five people are stressed and threatened, and have experienced familial difficulties, in a blend of psychological and tangible harms, from drinkers...


Fri 13 Apr

Alcohol Action Ireland calls for Ireland’s drinking guidelines to be revised.

Alcohol Action Ireland today urged the Department of Health to initiate a review of Ireland’s current recommended low-risk drinking guidelines in light of the findings from a recently published study in the Lancet, which supports limits for alcohol consumption that...


Tue 13 Mar

We deserve better – reaction to alcohol industry self-regulatory proposal for labelling 

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT  Brussels, Belgium, 12th March 2018  We deserve better – reaction to alcohol industry self-regulatory proposal for labelling  Last year the European Commission provided the alcohol industry with the opportunity to come up with a self-regulatory proposal on...

Suicide in Ireland - the Influence of Alcohol and Unemployment

The "Suicide in Ireland - the Influence of Alcohol and Unemployment" study found that alcohol consumption is a significant influence on the suicide rate among younger males and suggests that heavier taxation of alcohol could play a role in reducing the suicide rate among young men

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Women & Alcohol: Making The Drink Link

Information and advice about women and alcohol, including tips to help you cut down, is available in Alcohol Action Ireland’s leaflet "Women & Alcohol: Making the Drink Link".

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The Coombe Women’s Hospital Study of Alcohol, Smoking and Illicit Drug Use 1987-2005 (2007)

The Coombe Women’s Hospital Study of Alcohol, Smoking and Illicit Drug Use 1987-2005 (2007) found that almost two-thirds (63%) of the 43,318 women surveyed said they drank alcohol during their pregnancy.

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