Thu 23 Nov

Alcohol Action Ireland highlights the clear link between alcohol and seven cancers

This week (20-24 November) marks the fifth year of European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH). The 2017 AWARH aims to galzanise EU and national policy makers into action to address alcohol related harm in Europe. The 2017 theme...


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...

AHA Letter to Oireachtas Members Summer 2017

This letter was issued to all Members of the Oireachtas (Summer 2017) as part of a advocacy campaign to ensure the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill re-commences its legislative process to enactment, which has been delayed for over 500 days since it first began.

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It's simple: Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will save lives

For over 500 days the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill - a progressive piece of legislation designed to change the culture of drinking in Ireland - has languished in the Oireachtas. This pamphlet seeks to explain why these measures, taken together, will provide a reasonable, pragmatic means to achieving the ambition of this required public health initiative.

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Regulation of alcohol marketing in Finland

European Policy Seminar
Brussels, 7 June 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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