Fatal Collisions 2008 - 2012: Alcohol as a Factor
A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions. The report, the third and largest in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda SÃochÃ¡na Forensic Fatal Collision Investigation files in order to identify the main contributory factors in collisions.
Alcohol: the Irish situation
A factsheet on alcohol in Ireland by the Health Research Board (HRB) National Drugs Library.
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar published far-reaching legislation to tackle Ireland’s ongoing problem with alcohol misuse and reduce consumption. The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill treats this as a public health issue for the first time and aims to reduce the damage that alcohol causes to individuals and to society. Its goal is to reduce average annual alcohol consumption in Ireland from 11 to 9.1 litres per person by 2020.