Fri 18 Aug

Another ‘Leaving Cert’ celebration begins without adequate legislation in place to protect young people.

As another season of post Leaving Certificate results parties begins, Alcohol Action has called on government and the Oireachtas to finally act and pass the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill before next year's celebrations comes around. Commenting on this year's activity,...


Mon 17 Jul

New opinion poll shows overwhelming public support for Government action to curb alcohol marketing that appeals to young people

New opinion poll shows overwhelming public support for Government action to curb alcohol marketing that appeals to young people   82% of people who support this action are Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil supporters   A new opinion poll commissioned...


Fri 07 Jul

Response to Irish Media Industry report

The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill contains a range of measures designed to work cohesively to reduce alcohol consumption in Ireland so lessening alcohol related harms. Implemented together, they will provide a reasonable, pragmatic means to achieving the ambition of this...

Alcohol Policy in Scotland and Ireland: European Trailblazers or Celtic Fringes?

On 2nd March 2016, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Alcohol Focus Scotland and Eurocare, held a joint event in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh to explore and discuss alcohol policy in Scotland and Ireland. Governments in Scotland and Ireland are pushing forward policies that focus on increasing alcohol price and reducing availability and marketing, in the face of sustained opposition by global alcohol producers.

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Pre Budget Submission 2017

Alcohol Action Ireland's Pre-Budget Submission, which recommends that excise duty must continue to be maintained at levels that reflect our significant burden of alcohol harm, as any decrease in excise duty would be of benefit only to those who manufacture, distribute and sell alcohol products, and come directly at the expense of the health, wellbeing and safety of Irish citizens.

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Alcohol Price Survey

The following tables contain examples of some of the cheapest alcohol products for sale in supermarkets during a price survey carried out in Dublin city centre by Alcohol Action Ireland in July 2016.

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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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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'.

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