Wed 30 May

900 days since the Public Health Alcohol Bill began its legislative journey, and still no end in sight.

As this week (28 May) marks the passing of 900 days since the Public Health Alcohol Bill began its legislative passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas, Alcohol Action Ireland has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD,...


Tue 22 May

Opinion Piece: Why we must regulate the labelling of alcohol products.

In recent weeks there has been a sustained undermining of the Government’s proposed Public Health Alcohol Bill, and specifically, the measures to regulate the labelling of alcohol products to include nutritional and health warning information. Much of this negative comment...


Wed 09 May

Alcohol Action Ireland rejects ABFI’s assessment of the EU Commission’s Comments on the Public Health Alcohol Bill.

In response to the recent comments from the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI: 7th May), Alcohol Action Ireland have refuted the assertion that the EU Commission has stated that Ireland’s proposed measures, as outlined in the Public Health 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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