September, 2014

Alcohol raises suicide risk by 800pc

ALCOHOL increases the risk of suicide by an alarming 800pc. From The Herald The Health Service Executive (HSE) has acknowledged that alcohol use, particularly in key age groups such as the 20-35 year group, can have a hugely damaging impact on mental health. The revelation… Full Story»

September, 2014

Junior Cert celebrations should not involve alcohol

“It’s natural that students who are getting their Junior Cert results today want to have a good time and celebrate with their friends. This is an important milestone for them and they should enjoy the celebrations,” said Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland. “However,… Full Story»

September, 2014

More students opt for UCC’s ‘dry’ apartments

Demand for booze-free housing in University College Cork has increased this year, leading to a major expansion of a student wellbeing programme. From the Irish Examiner Six people signed up for ‘dry’ apartments at the college-run Victoria Lodge student accommodation complex at Victoria Cross when… Full Story»

September, 2014

‘Don’t cut taxes on alcohol in budget’

The Government should resist pressure from the drinks industry to cut taxes on alcohol in the forthcoming budget, a campaign group has said. From the Irish Examiner And ministers could solve the financial hole left by a ban on alcohol sports sponsorship by placing a… Full Story»

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»