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Alcohol-induced abuse of children is rife, says bishop

Figures for alcohol abuse "would imply that many children are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused across this country on a daily basis - and especially at weekends," the Auxiliary Bishop of Down and Connor, Donal McKeown, has said. He was "not scaremongering" when he suggested "that frightening numbers of children are being physically abused because of addiction and that many under 18s are being sexually exploited each weekend - often in the name of harmless freedom and craic. But... Full Story


Tranquillisers and alcohol blamed for majority of drug deaths

Prescription tranquillisers and alcohol are the two substances most implicated in drug deaths due to poisonings, new figures show. Updated information from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) show there have been a total of 3,465 deaths from drugs between 1998 and 2007. This includes 2,120 deaths from poisonings, which are directly related deaths due to the toxic effects of drugs. A further 1,345 deaths are described as non-poisonings, which include deaths from trauma, such as violence or accidents, and... Full Story


Drugs linked to 250 teen deaths over 10 years

Almost 250 teenagers have died in drug-related incidents over a 10-year period, including 18 children aged under 15. Drugs, both illegal and legal, claimed a further 513 people aged between 20 and 24 in the period 1998 to 2007. This means more than a fifth of the 3,465 drug death victims were aged under 24. Figures show the number of drug deaths have continued to rise since 2005 - the most recent year for which data had been available before... Full Story


Latest Reports

Alcohol Action Ireland Annual Accounts 2017

Audited accounts for the ending 31 December 2017

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Submission to TRIS Notification 2018/22/IRL

This is Alcohol Action Ireland's submission to the EU Commission's TRIS notification process: 2018/22/IRL, commenced to examine aspects of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015.

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PreBudget Submission 2018

Pre Budget submission to the Department of Finance August 2018

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