October, 2015

‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards

Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk About Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards Competition encourages young people to discuss the hidden harms of alcohol use. The 2016 Drugs.ie National Youth Media Awards competition was officially launched on the 9th of October by Miriam O’Callaghan. The competition is targeting young… Full Story»

October, 2015

Healthy Ireland Survey 2015

The main alcohol-related findings from the Healthy Ireland Survey 2015. 76% of the Irish population drink alcohol, with 53% of drinkers doing so at least weekly Men are more likely to drink than women, and those aged 25-64 are more likely to drink than those… Full Story»

September, 2015

‘No alcohol, no risk’ is the message on international FASD Day

There is no safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, Irish women are being reminded on international Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Day, September 9. Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, said it’s in a child’s best interests… Full Story»

August, 2015

Five excise duty myths

As well as ignoring the social and economic losses to individuals and society at large caused by harmful drinking, vested interests lobbying for a reduction in excise duty also make a number of claims that are not supported by evidence: Tourism does not depend on… Full Story»