Wed 07 Nov

Will consumers be left wondering forever?

Today in the European Parliament, MEPs and health campaigners together with industry representatives, yet again called for the alignment of alcoholic beverages with other food products. In 2011 the European institutions passed Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 that requires food and...


Wed 17 Oct

Irish Alcohol Bill welcomed as a ground-breaking measure by European health community.

The Irish Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, signed into law today (Wed 17 Oct) by Ireland’s President, Michael D Higgins, presents a set of measures to prevent alcohol related harm, which follow latest evidence base in the field of alcohol policy...


Wed 10 Oct

The Oireachtas makes history by passing the Public Health Alcohol Bill

This evening, Seanad Éireann, in a historic development, agreed the amended Public Health Alcohol Bill, passed by Dáil Éireann last week. The Bill will now go to the President, Michael D Higgins, for signing and enactment. This is the first...

Ireland Thinks Poll - Attitudes To Alcohol

Ireland Thinks poll, commissioned by Alcohol Health Alliance, conducted June 12th to June 16th 2017.

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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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Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response

Health Research Board (HRB) Overview Series 10: This newly compiled data from the hospital in-patient reporting system confirms the huge impact of alcohol consumption on our health system. This detailed HRB report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and how it is impacting us as individuals and as a society.

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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 Síochána Forensic Fatal Collision Investigation files in order to identify the main contributory factors in collisions.

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Alcohol: the Irish situation

A factsheet on alcohol in Ireland by the Health Research Board (HRB) National Drugs Library.

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