Thu 15 Apr

HRB Alcohol report highlights the urgent need for Minimum unit pricing

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Thursday 15th April) notes the publication by the Health Research Board of its ‘HRB Overview, Series 11: Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy in Ireland’. This publication...


Mon 15 Mar

Alcohol Action welcome government intention to commence minimum pricing of alcohol products

Alcohol Action, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Monday 15th March) supports the Minister of State, Frank Feighan’s intervention to break the logjam on implementing minimum pricing for alcohol products (MUP), as reported on thetimes.ie   For...


Wed 10 Mar

Alcohol consumption data for 2020 very disappointing

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (Wednesday, 10 March), expressed its disappointment on the data released by Revenue: provisional alcohol clearances and receipts 2020.   This data indicates that Ireland’s alcohol consumption during...

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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Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs 2012

The Report On The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs was launched by the Joint Committee on Health and Children in 2012. The majority of the Committee members support the introduction of minimum pricing and recommend measures on alcohol availability and marketing, including marketing on social networking sites.

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Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use

Alcohol is associated with a range of chronic and acute medical conditions, including liver cirrhosis, various cancers, road traffic accidents and suicide. The 2009 Health Research Board report "Health-Related Consequences of Problem Alcohol Use" makes a number of recommendations about what is needed in Ireland to reduce the health-related consequences of alcohol consumption

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Steering Group Report on the National Susbtance Misuse Strategy

The Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy, released in February, 2012 has created a comprehensive set of recommendations - including several concerning alcohol marketing, advertising and sponsorship - that if implemented will go a considerable way to protecting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and families in communities across Ireland.

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