HBSC Ireland 2014 : Alcohol and cannabis use in school-children in Ireland (updated)
The Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study is a cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe and runs on a four-year cycle. In 2014, Ireland participated for the fifth time in the HBSC study (www.nuigalway.ie/hbsc). The study included 13,611 school-children from 3rd class in primary school to 5th year in post-primary school. Collectively, 230 primary and post-primary schools across Ireland participated in this study.
A review of 2014 RTC fatalities with a positive toxicology for alcohol
The preliminary findings of this report, which examined the toxicology reports of those killed in road crashes in 2014, has revealed that 31% of people killed had alcohol in their system at the time of their deaths.
Cancer Prevention Factsheet
A factsheet from the National Cancer Control Programme on alcohol and cancer.
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EU Commission Comments_PHAB_May2018
EU Commission's Comments (20 April, 2018) on the re-notified Public Health Alcohol Bill, as passed by Seanad Eireann, December 2017.
Public Health (Alcohol) Bill
As passed by Seanad Éireann on 15th December 2017. This Bill will proceed to Dáil Éireann for legislative passage in 2018.
CONSTITUTION OF ALCOHOL ACTION IRELAND
To increase understanding of the impact of inappropriate alcohol use on the health
and well-being of Irish society and of the public policies necessary to reduce the
problems associated with such use.
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Marketing alcohol – children under…
Every day children and young people are continuously exposed to positive, risk-free images of alcohol and its use
Alcohol, suicide and mental health
Alcohol can contribute to the development of mental health problems as well as exacerbating pre-existing mental health difficulties
Alcohol, children and young people
Alcohol use is a serious risk to children and young people’s health and well-being
Alcohol and pregnancy
It is in a child’s best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant
Alcohol and driving
Even in small amounts, alcohol impairs driving ability - any amount of alcohol increases the risk of involvement in a fatal crash