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International Alcohol Related News/ 27 February 2009

BBC News (Scotland) - Alcohol kills twice as many men The number of men dying from alcohol misuse in Scotland each year is double the rate for women, a new study claims. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7902306.stm    guardian.co.uk (UK) - Alcohol and young people: what's the attraction? This statistic comes from a recent glut of research into how much alcohol young people consume, when they do it and where they're getting it from. But do we know enough about why they drink? http://www.guardian.co.uk/alcoholandyoungpeople/young-people... Full Story


Alcohol, Public Order and Crime

Between 1998 and 2003, physical assaults increased by 71% (excludes domestic violence and sexual assault)    In 2006, 37,100 adults were physically assaulted, resulting in 15,600 being injured    Just over half (53%) of those assaults were reported to the Gardai    Between 1998 and 2006, the number of assaults, which occurred near the victim's home almost doubled (from 4.9% to 9.1%)    Four out of ten (41.5%) women say they would feel unsafe or very unsafe walking alone in... Full Story


Alcohol, Public Order and Crime

Between 1998 and 2003, physical assaults increased by 71% (excludes domestic violence and sexual assault)    In 2006, 37,100 adults were physically assaulted, resulting in 15,600 being injured    Just over half (53%) of those assaults were reported to the Gardai    Between 1998 and 2006, the number of assaults, which occurred near the victim ’s home almost doubled (from 4.9% to 9.1%)    Four out of ten (41.5%) women say they would feel unsafe or very unsafe walking alone in... Full Story


Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas

Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas – families could end up paying the price 83c beer- same price as bar of chocolate Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today warned that families could end up paying the price for cheap Christmas drink - with a bottle of beer in one leading supermarket selling for 83c, the same price as a bar of chocolate.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO Fiona Ryan said: “There are significant reductions in... Full Story


Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas

Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas  – families could end up paying the price 83c beer- same price as bar of chocolate Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today warned that families could end up paying the price for cheap Christmas drink - with a bottle of beer in one leading supermarket selling for 83c, the same price as a bar of chocolate.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO Fiona Ryan said:  “There are significant reductions in... Full Story


Make roads safer

Make roads safer - reduce alcohol levels for drivers, Alcohol Action Ireland urges Government Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, called on the Government to move forward with legislation that would reduce the amount of alcohol you can drive with from a Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls blood to 50mgs.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO, Fiona Ryan said: “Alcohol, even in small amounts, has been shown to impact on driving. Any amount of... Full Story


Make roads safer

Make roads safer - reduce alcohol levels for drivers, Alcohol Action Ireland urges Government Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, called on the Government to move forward with legislation that would reduce the amount of alcohol you can drive with from a Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls blood to 50mgs.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO, Fiona Ryan said:  “Alcohol, even in small amounts, has been shown to impact on driving. Any amount of... Full Story


Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide

Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide –  2 out of 5 cases of deliberate self-harm involve alcohol “Raise alcohol taxes in Budget to fund early intervention, prevention and treatment services and combat alcohol related harm” Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today underlined the link between alcohol misuse and damage to mental health and urged the Government to raise taxes on alcohol in next Tuesday's budget and use the additional revenue to fund early... Full Story


Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide

Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide  –  2 out of 5 cases of deliberate self-harm involve alcohol  “Raise alcohol taxes in Budget to fund early intervention, prevention and treatment services and combat alcohol related harm ” Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today underlined the link between alcohol misuse and damage to mental health and urged the Government to raise taxes on alcohol in next Tuesday ’s budget and use the additional revenue to fund early... Full Story


Don’t blame kids — getting access to alcohol “not a problem” for teens

Don't blame kids – getting access to alcohol “not a problem” for teens: commence test purchasing as a matter of urgency “Junior Cert celebrations just a more hyped version of the reality of teen drinking pattern – three out of five teens have binged on alcohol in previous month - 86% of teenagers said getting beer or spirits easy” On the day 54,000 Junior Cert students were due to celebrate results, Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues,... Full Story


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

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HBSC Ireland 2014 : Alcohol and cannabis use in school-children in Ireland (updated)

The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and runs on a four-year cycle. In 2014, Ireland participated for the fifth time in the HBSC study (www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc). The study included 13,611 school-children from 3rd class in primary school to 5th year in post-primary school. Collectively, 230 primary and post-primary schools across Ireland participated in this study.

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A review of 2014 RTC fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol

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