Mon 28 Sep

Ireland can’t wait any longer for the North – it must lead.  

Public health demands commencement of minimum unit pricing must proceed.  Public health alcohol policy, framed by the Public Health Alcohol Act, enacted minimum pricing for alcohol products as a proven measure to reduce alcohol use especially amongst the most hazardous...


Thu 17 Sep

Alcohol Action call for rational approach to alcohol excise duties in Pre-Budget submission

UK’s post Brexit ‘Internal Market Bill’ may limit Northern Ireland’s capacity to introduce Minimum pricing for alcohol products.   Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (Thursday 17thSeptember) published its Pre-Budget submission in which it...


Tue 08 Sep

Alcohol Action Ireland welcomes the phased, safe re-opening of all pubs.

Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (8th September) welcomed the decision by government to signal the phased, safe reopening of all pubs from 21st September. From the early days of the pandemic crisis, Alcohol Action Ireland...

Taking the Lid Off

Taking the Lid Off was developed for adults and older teenagers with three purposes:
• To help family members increase their understanding of addiction.
• To explore how it affects those living with it.
• To look at what helps based on the strongest evidence we have.
Developed through the 'Taking the Lid Off' Partnership
(ASCERT, South Eastern Trust & Barnardo’s)

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Nacoa Support Letter

Nacoa anticipates that, given the isolation and insecurity brought on by current events - COVID19 - that children and young people will be especially burdened during the closure of public services.

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Further feedback on the regulation of harmful online content

By way of follow-on to our submission to the 2019 Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment’s consultation on the views of the public and all stakeholders on how Ireland should introduce legislation for the regulation of harmful online content at a national level (strand 1) and the implementation of the revised AVMSD (Strands 2-4), and the subsequent publication of the the general scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill, to protect children online (January 2020), which awaits further consideration and scrutiny – Alcohol Action Ireland wish to provide feedback in advance of stakeholder workshops to follow in the coming months.

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Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region

The proposed Action plan for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases in the WHO European Region continues and updates the Action Plan for implementation of the European Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2012—2016. Taking account of new evidence, exciting developments, existing commitments and progress of Member States, the Action
plan focuses on priority action areas and interventions for the next 10 years (2016—2025) in order to achieve regional and global targets to reduce premature mortality, reduce the disease burden, improve the quality of life and make healthy life expectancy more equitable.

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European longitudinal study on the relationship between adolescents’ alcohol marketing exposure and alcohol use

This is the first study to examine the effect of alcohol marketing exposure on adolescents’ drinking in a cross-national context. The aim was to examine reciprocal processes between exposure to a wide range of alcohol marketing types and adolescent drinking, controlled for non-alcohol branded media exposure.

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Galway City Alcohol Survey

Research commissioned by Health Promotion and Improvement, HSE, on behalf of the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum, to establish a benchmark on behaviours and attitudes towards alcohol within Galway City.

Specifically, the research was designed to: (i) report on current attitudes, awareness and behaviours in relation to alcohol use and alcohol-related harm in Galway City; (ii) examine the views of citizens on current alcohol policy issues in Galway City; and (iii) provide information to assist the Galway Healthy Cities Alcohol Forum in implementing the strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol-related harm in Galway City.

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