October, 2014

Be aware of the links between alcohol and cancer

Did you know that alcohol consumption is considered a risk factor for some types of cancer, and that limiting alcohol intake could reduce the risk?From The Irish Times Alcohol can increase the risk of cancer of the mouth, larynx (voicebox), throat, oesophagus (foodpipe), breast, liver… Full Story»

October, 2014

Postponed: Girls, Women & Alcohol

Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference, Girls, Women & Alcohol, due to take place on November 11, has been postponed and an event focusing on the same topic will now take place in April 2015. Further details will be published on alcoholireland.ie and on our Facebook and… Full Story»

October, 2014

St Vincent’s University Hospital Lecture

St Vincent’s University Hospital is hosting a talk on alcohol harm in Ireland by Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, on Wednesday, October 22.

October, 2014

Pack of cigarettes to cost €10 but alcohol untouched

When it comes to raising money in the Budget, the Old Reliables don’t appear to be so reliable any more after the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan announced that he would be leaving alcohol, petrol, diesel, motor tax and vehicle registration tax untouched this year.… Full Story»

October, 2014

Sale of below-cost alcohol

Letter to The Irish Times Sir, – I am pleased to see Michael Creed TD drawing attention to the exchequer loss resulting from the sale of alcohol below cost price (“Reilly says says time to act on below-cost alcohol sales”, October 6th). From both a… Full Story»

October, 2014

Minister is urged to reject drinks chief for RTE job

The appointment of the head of an alcohol-industry funded group to RTE’s governing body would put the drinks sector in a position of influence within the State broadcaster, the head of a leading medical organisation has warned. From Independent.ie The nomination of Fionnuala Sheehan, chief… Full Story»

October, 2014

Minister says time to act on below-cost alcohol sales

The Government is under increasing pressure to ban below-cost sales of alcohol as figures indicate the taxpayer is effectively subsidising the drinks industry and supermarkets by €21 million a year through lost Vat and excise duty. From The Irish Times Minister for Children James Reilly… Full Story»