January, 2016

How much are we really drinking?

What is our current level of per capita alcohol consumption? Our current level of alcohol consumption, based on 2016 figures, is 11.46 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+, an increase of 4.8% from 2015 (10.93 litres). If you exclude the 20% of the… Full Story»

March, 2014

All-Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Misuse Launched

The Cross Party Oireachtas Group on Alcohol Misuse was launched in Leinster House last week. The informal, all-party group, which is being chaired by Labour Party TD, Ged Nash, is seeking to progress legislation and policy that can help reduce alcohol harm in Ireland, with… Full Story»

September, 2013

Alcohol takes centre stage on “Arthur’s Day”

“Arthur’s Day is neither an altruistic nor philanthropic initiative. It’s a very well-resourced marketing campaign to increase the sales of Diageo products,” said Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland. “The reality is that alcohol, and not music, takes centre stage on Arthur’s Day, which… Full Story»

August, 2013

Alcohol Action Ireland appoints Suzanne Costello as its new CEO

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is delighted to announce the appointment of Suzanne Costello as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Ms Costello joins Alcohol Action Ireland from the Samaritans, where she served as the organisation’s Executive Director for Ireland since… Full Story»