Submission by Alcohol Action Ireland to the Public Consultation on Tourism Policy by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Among the top six reasons listed by visitors for coming to Ireland in the most recent Failte Ireland tourism survey, alcohol did not feature in any way. 97% of holidaymakers visited Ireland for its friendly hospitable people and 91% for its beautiful scenery. Why then, with so much to offer, do we insist on thrusting a pint of Guinness into the hand of every notable dignitary that comes to visit?
November 12, 2013 - 293.1 KiB
Alcohol Action Ireland's Pre-Budget Submission 2014 calls for the introduction of minimum pricing. Minimum pricing has the potential to significantly reduce alcohol-related harm in Ireland, resulting in a reduction of the substantial costs incurred by the State and the number of lives lost due to alcohol in Ireland every year. It would effectively target those drinkers choosing the cheapest and strongest alcohol products, who would benefit most from a reduction in their consumption, while having little or no effect on low-risk drinkers. In conjunction with minimum pricing, a very modest "social responsibility" levy on the alcohol industry would make a significant contribution to funding activities and initiatives that would help to reduce the social and health harms caused by its products in Ireland.
September 23, 2013 - 704.6 KiB
Alcohol Action Ireland's submission to the Joint Committee On Transport And Communications On Alcohol Sponsorship Of Sports, which was considering the proposed ban on alcohol sponsorship of sports, aa set out in the Steering Group Report on the National Substance MIsuse Strategy, and its potential mipact on sporting organisations. Also included are the statements made to the Committee, during a hearing on the issue, by Alcohol Action Ireland board members Dr Bobby Smyth and Professor Joe Barry.
July 30, 2013 - 396.3 KiB
You may be surprised to learn that the more alcohol you drink, the more you increase your risk of developing a number of cancers. While there is no "no risk" level for drinking alcohol, by keeping within moderate limits you are reducing your risk. Information about the relationship between alcohol and cancer and tips to help you drink less are available in Alcohol Action Ireland’s leaflet "Reduce Your Drinking: Reduce Your Cancer Risk".
April 8, 2013 - 227.0 KiB
Presentation by Alcohol Action IReland CEO Fiona Ryan at "Reducing The Harm of Chronic Alcohol Issues: A Societal Response”, a joint seminar from Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, and Depaul Ireland, a leading provider of low-threshold services to people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.
March 25, 2013 - 1.3 MiB
Alcohol Action Ireland's latest fact sheet, Alcohol Marketing: Getting The Facts, answers the key questions surrounding alcohol marketing, including its aim, how it works, the impact it has and what would make a difference in terms of regulation.
February 26, 2013 - 193.7 KiB
The 2009 Health Research Board report "Social Consequences of Harmful Use of Alcohol in Ireland" paints a grim picture of the increasingly negative role played by alcohol in Irish society. It finds that the high level of alcohol-related social harm does not bode well for the future health and well-being of the Irish population
February 12, 2013 - 717.8 KiB
Alcohol-related problems cost Ireland an estimated €3.7 billion in 2007, according to the HSE’s report Costs to Society of Problem Alcohol Use in Ireland. Treating alcohol-related injuries and diseases cost the healthcare system an estimated €1.2 billion - around a tenth of the total annual healthcarebudget.
February 12, 2013 - 452.2 KiB
A 2008 report on "Alcohol Related Harm in Ireland" by Dr Ann Hope documents the extent and nature of alcohol harms to both to the drinker and to those affected by the drinker
February 12, 2013 - 586.1 KiB
Boost you health with the help of Alcohol Action Ireland’s information leaflet Men & Alcohol: Making the Drink Link, which - if you do choose to drink - includes key facts that are good to know and lists some handy tips to help cut down your alcohol intake.
February 12, 2013 - 280.7 KiB