June, 2016

Alcohol a Factor in 38% of Collisions Between 2008 and 2012

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions. The report, the third and largest in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda Síochána Forensic Fatal… Full Story»

June, 2016

Formula One puts Heineken in the driving seat

40 public health and civil society organisations from around the world, including Alcohol Action Ireland, are calling for an end to alcohol sponsorship in F1. Heineken recently launched their new sponsorship agreements with F1, a five-year deal estimated to be worth $150 m. With this… Full Story»

May, 2016

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… Full Story»

May, 2016

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… Full Story»

May, 2016

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… Full Story»

May, 2016

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… Full Story»