Tue 05 Sep

Urgent action needed to address alcohol harm in the budget

Alcohol Action Ireland Media release 5 Sept 2023 Urgent action needed to address alcohol harm in the budget Global alcohol giants are making enormous profits from their sales in Ireland while there is a lack of government urgency to address...

Wed 23 Aug

Safety plan needed for surge in violence

Alcohol Action Ireland calls for ‘practical’ health and safety plan amid growing spates of violence and public disorder  AAI is also calling for amendments to the Sale of Alcohol bill to ensure that it does not have a wide range...

Tue 15 Aug

Alcohol Action Ireland pre-budget submission

Alcohol Action Ireland’s pre-budget submission calls for: development of a ‘polluter pays’ model for alcohol taxation, funding for Office for Alcohol Harm Reduction and increased funding for treatment services.   In its pre-budget submission, published today, AAI sets out the...

Alcohol in Ireland: An Overview

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.

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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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Social Consequences of Harmful Use of Alcohol in Ireland

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

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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 the introduction of minimum pricing - 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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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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