August, 2014

Irish Heart Foundation advises cutting alcohol

When offered alcohol, Say ‘When’ Sooner is the message from the Irish Heart Foundation for Heart Month in September. From The Irish Times The consequences of drinking more than the recommended limit, it says, are higher risk of stroke, cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) and atrial fibrillation,… Full Story»

August, 2014

Call for health warnings on bottles of alcohol

CIGARETTE-LIKE warnings should be made compulsory on alcohol packaging in order to inform the public of the dangers of excessive drinking, campaigners have said. From Independent.ie Politicians and awareness groups here are backing the idea that bottles of wine, beer and spirits should carry health… Full Story»

August, 2014

‘My son died by suicide and it should be on his death cert’

The father of a 19-year-old man who died by suicide has described Joan Burton’s new ‘short form’ death certificates which omit the cause of death as “futile and a waste of time”. From Independent.ie The Government is introducing the redacted certificate that leaves blank the… Full Story»

July, 2014

Ireland must ‘turn off the tap’ of cheap alcohol

Ireland needs to “turn off the tap of cheap alcohol to some of the most vulnerable individuals” in society, the Oireachtas Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform has heard. From The Irish Times President designate of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Prof… Full Story»

July, 2014

Health minister to take on drugs and alcohol policy

Health Minister Leo Varadkar will take up direct responsibility for the sensitive areas of drug and alcohol policy. From the Irish Examiner The decision followed days of confusion within the Department of Health as to who would take over the brief, following the departure of… Full Story»