Thu 15 Jun

An Taoiseach renews his commitment to Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Alcohol Action Ireland today welcomed, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar's renewed commitment to completing passage of the Public Health Alcohol Bill. In his opening speech last evening on the nomination of government, An Taoiseach, established the immediate priorities of his government....

Thu 08 Jun

European Policy Seminar demands political leaders grasp a ‘once in a decade opportunity’ to strengthen child health protection measures

Alcohol Action Ireland and EuroCare will today (Wednesday) host a policy seminar to discuss the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD), currently before the EU institutions, which represents an important opportunity to strengthen measures to protect children from alcohol marketing. Europe...

Thu 01 Jun

Media Diary Notice – European Policy Seminar, June 7th, 2017.

Alcohol Action Ireland and Eurocare: European Alcohol Policy Alliance, as a joint initiative, will host a European Policy Seminar next Wednesday 7th June, 2017 in Brussels This seminar is being held at a key time as the Audio-Visual Media Services...

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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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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Drunkenness among schoolchildren in Ireland

HBSC Ireland 2010 has found that the percentage of children who report having been ‘really drunk’ has slightly decreased between 2006 (32.4%) and 2010 (28.1%). There are higher rates of reported drunkenness among older children; 3.7% of 10-11 year olds, 19.4% of 12-14 year olds and 56.6% of 15-17 year olds. There are only marginal differences in drunkenness between the older girls and boys. These data suggest that good relation¬ships with parents may play a protective role whereas peer relationships may increase the likelihood of drinking so much alcohol that children experience drunkenness.

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