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»

August, 2015

Submission on a National Cancer Strategy

Alcohol Action Ireland’s submission on a National Cancer Strategy. Alcohol consumption can cause cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, bowel and female breast. Research conducted by the National Cancer Control Programme in 2013 found that alcohol is associated with approximately 900 new cancer… Full Story»