Wed 16 Oct

New data shows that more than half of fire fatalities alcohol-related

Alcohol Action Ireland today welcomes new research from the Health Research Board (HRB) examining the circumstances around fire-related deaths between 2014 and 2016. The study found that there were 106 fire-related fatalities recorded in inquests. Alcohol features prominently with alcohol present...


Thu 10 Oct

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are teaming up to tackle the harmful effects of alcohol on our mental health.

Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland are teaming up to tackle the harmful effects of alcohol on our mental health.   Recognising the connection between alcohol use and mental health, Alcohol Action Ireland and Mental Health Ireland have established...


Tue 08 Oct

Budget 2020: Alcohol Action Ireland regrets the extension of excise reliefs for microbreweries.

Budget 2020: Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes retention of rates on alcohol products excise duty; regrets the extension of excise reliefs for microbreweries.   Alcohol Action Ireland today (Tuesday 8th October) welcomed the decision by Mr Paschal Donohue TD, Minister for...

Industry Use of Evidence to Influence Alcohol Policy: A Case Study of Submissions to the 2008 Scottish Government Consultation

Researchers, led by Dr Jim McCambridge at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, found that the alcohol industry had ignored, misrepresented and undermined scientific evidence in submissions made to the Scottish Government's 2008 consultation, "Changing Scotland's relationship with alcohol." The consultation looked at policy proposals to introduce minimum unit pricing and end irresponsible promotions, including below-cost selling of alcoholic drinks.

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RCPI Policy Group on Alcohol: Reducing Alcohol Health Harm

In response to the increasing levels of alcohol-related harm observed in recent years in Ireland, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) established a Policy Group on Alcohol in 2012. The first statement from the Policy Group was issued in April 2013 and it makes a number of key recommendations for reducing alcohol health harm in Ireland, many of which echo those contained in the Steering Group Report on the National Substance MIsuse Strategy (February 2012).

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Scottish Government Briefing on Minimum Pricing

The Scottish government has released a paper setting out the case for Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in response to the European Commission and other European countries that have questioned the compatibility of MUP with EU Law and the free movement of goods.

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