We campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state

Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland.

We campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state, and have a strong track record in campaigning, advocacy, research and information provision.

Alcohol is enjoyed by many of us in Ireland, but there is another side to drinking and that is the harm generated from the way we drink and the amount we drink. The effects of that harm go beyond the individual who is drinking, to impact on families, their own or other people’s, communities, schools, hospitals and businesses.

The human costs of problem alcohol-use are high, but so are the economic costs with alcohol-related harm, costing the economy millions every year through the provision of emergency services, policing, hospital resources and social work services, as well as lost productivity.

Our work involves providing information on alcohol-related issues, creating awareness of alcohol-related harm and offering policy solutions with the potential to reduce that harm, with a particular emphasis on the implementation of the recommendations of the Steering Group report on the National Substance Misuse Strategy.

Have a look at our policy section and check out our key campaigns for further information.

Let us know what you think of these policies and campaigns or, alternatively, feel free to share your experiences or ideas with us – we would like to hear from you.

Alcohol Action Ireland was established in 2003.

Follow this link for our Governance Code.