Thu 21 Dec

Progressive steps to restrict alcohol advertising conditions taken by fellow EU Member Estonia

Alcohol Action Ireland applaud the Riigikogu (the Estonian parliament) who yesterday (20 Dec) passed innovative and progressive public health measures that will further restrict alcohol sales and advertising conditions in Estonia. Like Ireland, Estonia has prioritised the protection of public...


Tue 19 Dec

The alcohol industry and their IBEC surrogates should have no place ‘inside the room’ of alcohol policy.

Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) have expressed disappointment on the recent media commentary from alcohol industry groups criticising the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, and more notably the intervention of IBEC, decrying its exclusion from formulating public alcohol policy.   ABFI (Alcohol...


Mon 18 Dec

Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes the passage of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Alcohol Action Ireland today welcomed the passage of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, through Seanad Éireann. This marks a significant milestone for the proposed legislation especially at a time when alcohol consumption in Ireland continues to rise and alcohol...

Swept Under The Carpet

The 2010 "Swept under the Carpet" report by Alcohol Concern and The Children’s Society in the UK highlights the significant impact on children of parental alcohol misuse. It finds that an estimated 2.6 million children live with a parent whose drinking puts them at risk of neglect, and 705,000 live with a dependent drinker. The paper makes recommendations on actions needed to support children and families affected by harmful parental drinking

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The Report of the Working Group on Sports Sponsorship

The Report of the Working Group on Sports Sponsorship by the Alcohol Industry looks the question of alcohol sports sponsorship in Ireland with a view to phasing it out

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Fact sheet: Why are young people in particular vulnerable to alcohol advertising and promotion?

A Fact Sheet from the European Centre for Monitoring Alcohol Marketing (EUCAM). There is increasing evidence that exposure to media and alcohol marketing is associated with the likelihood that adolescents will start to drink alcohol, and with increased drinking amongst those who already drink alcohol.

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