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Budget 2010 | Alcohol Action Ireland “shocked and surprised” at Budget plans to cut excise on alcohol

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, says it is shocked and surprised at Budget plans to cut excise on alcohol by as much as 60 cent. Speaking after Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan's Budget 2010 speech, Acting Director Cliona Murphy said: “Reducing excise is bad news for the Irish economy.” Ms Murphy said: “At a time when the Minister is cutting supports for the most needy and vulnerable, he is proposing major cuts in excise on a... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland | Public supports increase in alcohol taxes above increases in tax on petrol and income

With just days to go before Budget 2010, Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has revealed that Irish adults would prefer an increase in excise duty on alcohol above increases in income tax, tax on petrol and cuts in child benefit. Renewing her call for the Government to take simple and cost-effective measures to reduce the high levels of alcohol-related harms and costs, Acting Director Ms Murphy said: “Recently commissioned research[i] from Alcohol Action Ireland has highlighted... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland | Alcohol screening is one of the most cost-effective ways to preventing alcohol harm

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has welcomed the launch of a new alcohol service for Accident & Emergency patients. Speaking following the launch of alcohol screening in a number of Ireland's A&E Departments, Acting Director of Alcohol Action Ireland, Cliona Murphy said: “One in four injury admissions to A&E are alcohol-related. Emergency departments are an ideal venue to screen for harmful and hazardous drinking.” “This service supports A&E staff to intervene early on, offering brief advice,... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland | It’s time for the Government to examine the extent and impact of parental alcohol problems on children

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today called on the Government to act on behalf of children affected by parental alcohol problems, following the publication of the SLÁN report, which reveals that over half of all drinkers reported a harmful pattern of drinking. Speaking after the release of new data from the Survey of Lifestyle, Attitude and Nutrition (SLÁN), Acting Director Cliona Murphy called for future SLAN reports to collect data on harmful drinking by parents, so... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland | Time to share the burden with children affected by a parent’s drinking

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has called for the Government to examine the extent and impact of parental alcohol problems on children and to provide accessible, joined up services to children and families affected by a parent's alcohol problems. Acting Director, Cliona Murphy, called for children and families to be put at the centre of the forthcoming National Substance Misuse Strategy. Speaking following the release of a Health Research Board report - which identified the impact... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland | Increase alcohol excise, reduce alcohol harms and costs

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today (16 November 2009) launched its Pre Budget Submission, proposing a modest 10 cent increase in excise duty on alcohol and the implementation of minimum pricing, in order to reduce current high levels of alcohol-related harms and costs. Acting Director Cliona Murphy said: “The damage caused by our drinking puts an unnecessary strain on our families, our services and our economy.” “Our high levels of alcohol use costs us, both in... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland asks ALL members of the Oireachtas to vote in favour of newly published Road Traffic Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Alcohol Action Ireland    Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is once again appealing to every member of the Oireachtas to help save lives and reduce injuries on Irish roads by supporting the Road Traffic Bill. If passed, the Road Traffic Bill will reduce the drink drive limit from 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls of blood to 50mgs and make alcohol testing mandatory at the scene of all road collisions. Speaking in advance... Full Story


Alcohol & breast cancer: an avoidable risk

Include information/health warnings on all packaged alcohol Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, again called on the Government to act on overdue legislation and put information/health warning labels on all packaged alcohol. Speaking on Europa Donna Breast Health Day (15th October 2009), Acting Director Cliona Murphy said: “Consumers have the right to be made aware of the relationship between alcohol use and the risks to health. “For instance, there is an undeniable link between alcohol and breast... Full Story


HSE National Office of Suicide Prevention: Youth mental health adverts

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues welcomes the launch today by the National Office of Suicide Prevention of its new youth mental health awareness TV advert and echoes its message to ’let someone know' about your worries.    Alcohol Action Ireland's Acting Director Cliona Murphy said: “We fully support the message to let someone know. We want to use this advert as an opportunity to highlight the effect that alcohol can have on a person's mental health.... Full Story


Save lives — lower alcohol level for drivers

Reduce drink drive limit for motorists Introduce compulsory alcohol testing of all drivers in road collisions Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has called on the Government to fully support legislation due before the Oireachtas during Irish Road Safety Awareness Week, lowering the drink-drive limit to 50mgs of alcohol per 100mls of blood, from its current level of 80mgs. Speaking at the beginning of Irish Road Safety Week, Alcohol Action Ireland's Acting Director Cliona Murphy stressed the... 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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