March, 2015

Alcohol Health Alliance to support Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

Independent alliance will bring public health perspective to alcohol debate The Alcohol Health Alliance is new initiative to support the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, a new piece of legislation that has the potential to significantly reduce the harm caused by alcohol consumption in Ireland, has… Full Story»

March, 2015

How much are we really drinking?

What is our current level of per capita alcohol consumption? Our current level of alcohol consumption, based on 2014 figures, is 11 litres. If you exclude the 20% of the population aged 15+ who do not drink alcohol, our per capita alcohol consumption rises to… Full Story»

March, 2015

Aware Lecture

Suzanne Costello, CEO, Alcohol Action Ireland will present “Alcohol and Mental Health” at 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 11th. Our lectures are provided free of charge and all are welcome to attend. Lectures take place the second Wednesday of every month at the Lecture Theatre, Swift… Full Story»

March, 2015

Drinks industry has no place in anti-alcohol campaigns

The Union of Students in Ireland knows the impact that Ireland’s relationship with alcohol has on the people living in this country – we’ve lost friends and colleagues in alcohol-related incidents. We’ve seen injuries and mishaps which wouldn’t have happened if we didn’t have a… Full Story»

February, 2015

Students call time on binge drinking and decide to set a good example

Event: Launch of National Student Alcohol Awareness Roadshow ‘Mental Drinking’. Visit mentaldrinking.ie The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will on Monday launch a new phase of its alcohol awareness campaign, ‘mentaldrinking.ie’. The information initiative, in conjunction with Alcohol Action Ireland, which is funded by… Full Story»

February, 2015

Alcohol proposals are not about blame or punishment

The Government’s announcement this week of new measures to reduce alcohol consumption is a watershed. From The Irish Times The health and social impacts of our patterns of alcohol use have been well documented. Numerous reports have been commissioned, medical research papers written and there… Full Story»

February, 2015

Govt publishes far-reaching measures to tackle alcohol misuse

Cabinet has today signed off on far-reaching proposals to reduce alcohol consumption and tackle alcohol misuse which will help Ireland to cut alcohol consumption to the OECD average by 2020 and reduce the harm associated with alcohol misuse. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the… Full Story»

January, 2015

20 drunk drivers arrested daily over X-mas

An average of 20 people were arrested every single day over the Christmas period on suspicion of drunk driving, An Garda Siochana has said. From IrishHealth.com It has just released details of its 2014 Christmas road traffic enforcement campaign, which covered the period December 1,… Full Story»

January, 2015

Cheap drink can get pretty expensive

The thing about cheap drink, is that there tends to be drink involved. When you’re talking about cheap food, or cheap petrol, you’re usually talking about a finite quantity – you can only eat so much, there’s only so much fuel you can pump into… Full Story»