February, 2017

Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption increased in 2016

Alcohol consumption in Ireland increased during 2016, according to provisional figures released by the Revenue Commissioners. The figures show that per capita alcohol consumption was 11.46 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+ in 2016, an increase of 4.8% from 2015, when it was… Full Story»

February, 2017

NAGP Supports Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) has given its support to the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and urged the Government not to bow to pressure from private interests. The GP body say the Legislative Bill puts health before profit. Family doctors, as the first point… Full Story»

January, 2017

Ireland tops list for pregnant women drinking

Ireland has the world’s highest rate of women drinking alcohol while pregnant, even though public health campaigns warn repeatedly of the risk to the baby. According to the research, 60.4% of Irish women continue to drink when they are expecting a baby, amounting to six… Full Story»

January, 2017

Job Vacancy – Head of Communications and Advocacy

Alcohol Action Ireland are looking to recruit a Head of Communications and Advocacy to increase awareness and understanding of Alcohol Action Ireland’s work to reduce alcohol-related harm and engage and grow support for our advocacy activities. Location: Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7 Apply by:… Full Story»