Working to reduce alcohol harm

Alcohol Policy in Practice Course, Stirling, 5-8th September 2016

This course from the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies will feature inputs from Prof. Paul Cairney; Dr. John Holmes; Prof. Gerard Hastings; Prof. Jeff Collin; Dr. Carol Emslie; Dr. Sally Adams; as well as from Alcohol Focus Scotland, the Institute of Alcohol Studies, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems and Balance Northeast. The full programme and application form can be downloaded here: http://ukctas.net/Alcohol-CPD.html. The course is ideal for those new to alcohol policy, advocacy or research, or for... Full Story


Turning a spotlight on ‘Hidden Harm’

Students at Meanscoil Gharman have unveiled a billboard in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, to highlight the serious problem of the 'Hidden Harm' associated with harmful alcohol consumption. “The Meanscoil Gharman students involved in this Young Social Innovators project have done excellent work in highlighting an issue that sadly affects far too many of their peers throughout Ireland. They have turned a spotlight on the ’Hidden Harm' associated with harmful alcohol consumption, which has a devastating impact on children, families and communities... Full Story


Public Health (Alcohol) Bill: Labelling

Consumers should have the right to make informed decisions about the products they purchase, especially those, such as alcohol, which can be harmful to their health. Health warnings are now a familiar and prominent feature on tobacco products in Ireland, while detailed nutritional labelling is ubiquitous on food products and soft drinks. However, consumer information on alcohol products at the moment generally extends no further than its volume strength (ABV). That the health labelling of alcohol products is included in... Full Story


Men’s Health Week 2016

If a man is drinking too much alcohol then it can have a significant impact on his health and wellbeing. Though alcohol and sports are often seen to go hand in hand as a result of alcohol industry marketing and advertising, the fact is that drinking alcohol is only likely to result in a physique and performance far removed from that of a professional sportsman. Weight gain is one of the first issues, with the empty calories in alcohol quickly... Full Story


An urgent opportunity to reduce alcohol harm in Ireland

A letter to the editor from the Alcohol Health Alliance on the new Government and the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill: Dear Editor, We welcome the Government commitment to enacting the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill in the Programme for Partnership Government and fully support its prompt progression through the Oireachtas. This long-awaited legislation, which has cross party support in the Oireachtas, has already concluded second stage in the Seanad and can quickly be enacted and become law within the first 100... Full Story


Making the healthy choice an easier one will not turn Ireland into a Nanny State

People looking at the recently published Nanny State Index would do well to ask who really has their best interests at heart before accepting that Ireland is one of 'the worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape'. This index has been compiled by free-market lobby groups, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the European Policy Information Centre. If it is to be taken seriously, one first has to accept that all regulations governing food, alcohol... Full Story


Irish efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm should not be blocked

Read the letter that The European Association for the Study of the Liver and five other European health organisations, including Alcohol Action Ireland, wrote to the EU Commission Vice-President Timmermans today calling on him to ensure that the Commission does not block Irish efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm. Irish efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm should not be blocked from AlcoholActionIreland  


We need to protect young people from drink culture

A CHILD’S birthday party that spiralled out of control due to the actions of a number of drunk teenagers made for quite a cautionary tale in a recent edition of the Dublin People. We should be striving to give children every opportunity we can, including the opportunity to have fun and enjoy their formative years. However, we also have a duty of care to ensure that children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and to be healthy, happy, and... Full Story


Making the healthy choice an easier one will not turn Ireland into a Nanny State

People looking at the recently published Nanny State Index would do well to ask who really has their best interests at heart before accepting that Ireland is one of 'the worst places in the European Union to eat, drink, smoke and vape'. This index has been compiled by free-market lobby groups, the Institute of Economic Affairs and the European Policy Information Centre. If it is to be taken seriously, one first has to accept that all regulations governing food, alcohol... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland response to Drinks Industry Group of Ireland statement

Alcohol Action Ireland has responded to a statement issued by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland: Latest Revenue Commissioner Data Shows Alcohol Consumption in Ireland Continues to Fall. “There was a very slight, but welcome decrease of less than one per cent in our alcohol consumption in 2015. The reason that per capita alcohol consumption is important in a public health context is that it is considered a good indicator of levels of alcohol harm in a country, an issue... Full Story


Latest Reports

PreBudget Submission 2018

Pre Budget submission to the Department of Finance August 2018

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Ireland Thinks Poll - Attitudes To Alcohol

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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