March, 2015

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) call for the immediate removal of all Diageo/Role-models advert which blames victims of sexual violence for the crimes that have been committed against them

Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Director, said ‘the latest Diageo/Role-models advertisement features a young woman returned home after a night out clearly upset, with her mother standing in the bedroom doorway. The tag line read: ‘Who’s following in your footsteps: Out-of-control-drinking has consequences.’ The sinister inference is… Full Story»

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»