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...


Tue 09 Oct

Budget 2019: Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes retention of rates on alcohol products excise duty.

Alcohol Action Ireland today (Tuesday 9th October) welcomed the decision by Mr Paschal Donohue, Minister for Finance, to retain the current rates of excise duty on alcohol products. This is the fifth year in a row that Excise duty has...


Wed 03 Oct

Alcohol Action this evening welcomed the passing of the Public Health Alcohol Bill by Dáil Éireann and looks forward to its enactment shortly after its final reading before Seanad Éireann.

The journey of this progressive legislation has been long and at times difficult. It is said that ‘success has many fathers’ however, in finally passing this legislation, all the Deputies, from across the House, who have supported this Bill are...

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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Effects of Alcohol Advertising Exposure on Drinking Among Youth

The objective of this study was to test whether alcohol advertising expenditures and the degree of exposure to alcohol advertisements affect alcohol consumption by youth. It found that youth who saw more alcohol advertisements on average drank more.

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