Wed 27 May

Any financial support to national sporting bodies must come with a commitment to ending alcohol sponsorship of sport.

Call for Federation of Irish Sport and Sport Ireland to take this ‘once in a generation opportunity’ that can reinforce the benefits of sport and physical activity in our lives, our economy and society as a whole. Alcohol Action Ireland...


Fri 22 May

We have to talk about the trauma to our children

There has been much talk of the issues arising from Covid-19 and the measures we are collectively taking to mitigate its impact. Of particular concern to Alcohol Action Ireland are the likely 200,000 children confined in homes where parental alcohol...


Tue 12 May

AAI | MHI – call for investment in trauma-informed services to support COVID-19 recovery

As a nation, Ireland has shown great resilience and solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look forward to COVID recovery, our schools, workplaces and communities will need to adjust to the new shape of society and...

A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.

The key findings and proceedings of the first national conference in Ireland addressing the impact of parental substance misuse on children are summarised in the conference report, A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance misuse.

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Global status report on alcohol and health

The average amount drunk in Ireland is 15th highest worldwide. Figures published by the World Health Organisation (Ireland report- Global status report on alcohol and health (WHO, 2011) disclose that the average Irish person drinks more 14.4 litres of pure alcohol a year - higher than the European average

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Global Burden of DIsease - Ireland Profile

Global Burden of Disease (GBD) country profiles provide customized reports that summarize changes in countries’ health between 1990 and 2010. First, the profiles highlight declines in mortality across different age groups and sexes. Second, these reports show separately the leading diseases and injuries that cause people to die prematurely and become disabled. Third, the top diseases and injuries are ranked using a combined metric of premature death and disability, the disability-adjusted life year (DALYs). Fourth, the main risk factors attributable to different diseases and injuries are shown. Finally, “benchmarking” tables and figures compare a country’s health progress to that of its peers, called “comparator countries.”

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The Burden of Liver Disease in Europe

The past 30 years have witnessed major progress in the knowledge and management of liver disease, yet approximately 29 million people in the European Union still suffer from a chronic liver condition. This report reviews 260 epidemiological studies published in the last five years to survey the current state of evidence on the burden of liver disease in Europe and its causes.

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Alcohol Marketing - Getting The Facts

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.

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