Thu 23 May

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are recruiting a Policy Research Officer

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are recruiting a Policy Research Officer to work in the area of policy development on issues around alcohol harm and mental health. Background Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) advocates for the prevention of alcohol-related...


Thu 16 May

Alcohol Action Ireland highly concerned by teenage drinking

Alcohol Action Ireland today (Thurs 16 May) note the release of the survey data from the Western Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force of 15-16 year olds in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. The extensive lifestyle survey, which was conducted by...


Wed 01 May

No place for alcohol industry in public health policies

Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on all candidates standing in the 2019 European Parliament Elections to make a commitment supporting the World Health Organization (WHO) view that the ‘alcohol industry should have no role in the formulation of alcohol policies,...

Alcohol In Ireland, Finding The Right Measure: Pre Budget Submission 2012

This submission details how cheap alcohol costs an estimated €3.7 billion a year and outlines two key policy actions that can reduce these costs.

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Alcohol in Ireland, Tackling the Financial Hangover: Pre Budget Submission 2011

The case for minimum pricing details how alcohol-related damage is costing each Irish taxpayer €3,318 a year in alcohol-related health and crime costs and puts forward evidence-based policy solutions that will help reduce the levels of alcohol-related harm in the country.

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Have We Bottled It? Survey

Alcohol Action Ireland’s 2010 Have We Bottled It? Alcohol Marketing and Young People survey reveals that young people are being exposed to alcohol brands from a young age. Among 16 to 21-year-olds, alcohol ads represented five out of their top ten favourite ads.

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Modelled income group-specific impacts of alcohol minimum unit pricing in England 2014/15: Policy appraisals using new developments to the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (v2.5)

This report was produced at the request of the UK Government to inform consultation and impact assessments around policy options for alcohol pricing arising from the publication of The Government’s Alcohol Strategy in March 2012. Estimates from this new updated version of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model (version 2.5) suggest:
1. Minimum unit pricing (MUP) policies would be effective in reducing alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harms (including alcohol-attributable deaths, hospitalisations, crimes and workplace absences) and the costs associated with those harms
2. Moderate drinkers would experience only small impacts from MUP policies. Somewhat larger impacts would be experienced by hazardous drinkers, and the main substantial effects would be experienced amongst harmful drinkers
3. MUP policies would have larger impacts on low income harmful drinkers than higher income harmful drinkers although both would be affected substantially. The impact on low income moderate drinkers would be small in absolute terms

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On your doorstep - Underage access to alcohol via home delivery services

Underage drinking remains a key concern in Wales. Whilst it is illegal to sell alcohol to persons under 18 years old, in reality, children and young people can and do get hold of alcohol, either via ‘proxy sales’ or directly themselves. Online supermarket grocery services, and latenight and 24 hour alcohol home delivery services, have to date received little attention as a potential source of alcohol for minors. In January and February 2013, an online survey was undertaken, on behalf of Alcohol Concern Cymru, of nearly 1,000 people in Wales aged 14 and 17 years old, to ascertain their usage of such services.

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Who pre-drinks before a night out and why? Socioeconomic status and motives behind young people’s pre-drinking in the United Kingdom

Tis study examines young people’s main motives for pre-drinking in the United Kingdom, how much they drink on an event-specific night out, and whether motives or socioeconomic status (particularly their income level) explain the alcohol quantities they drink.

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