Mon 10 May

HRB Overview Series: Alcohol in Ireland.

Health Research Board: “In order for it to have a real impact, the Public Health (Alcohol) Act needs to be implemented in full as soon as possible.”       The Health Research Board’s latest report on alcohol consumption and...


Tue 04 May

Alcohol Action welcomes government decision to commence minimum pricing for alcohol products

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, welcomes the government decision today (Tues 4th May) to commence Section 11 of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act, 2018. The commencement of minimum unit pricing as a public health measure...


Wed 28 Apr

MUP – the greater public good far outweighs continued protection of private commercial interest.

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Wednesday 28th April) notes the comment from Retail Ireland (IBEC) on the likely commencement by government of Section 11 of the Public Health Alcohol Act - minimum unit...

Pre Budget Submission 2021

Pre Budget Submission to Budget 2021 for the Minister of Finance
September 2020

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Submission to the review of the Child Care Act 1991

AAI contribution to the current review of the Child Care Act in line with the commitment set out in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework on Children and Young People 2014–2020, to review and reform, as necessary, the Child Care Act 1991.
September 2020.

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Understanding the experiences of Adult Children of Alcoholics

This research paper was carried out by UCC student Leslie Keating and explores and highlight the unique challenges that adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) face in the context of mental health and wellbeing.

The project uses some of Alcohol Action Ireland’s short stories of lived experience submitted via the ‘Silent Voices’ website, as well as interviews with 7 adults who identify as Adult Children of Alcoholics.

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Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm and cost

An infographic sheet from the Health Research Board (HRB) summarising some of the key findings from its report, 'Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response'.

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Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response

Health Research Board (HRB) Overview Series 10: This newly compiled data from the hospital in-patient reporting system confirms the huge impact of alcohol consumption on our health system. This detailed HRB report examines national findings on the patterns and effects of alcohol consumption and how it is impacting us as individuals and as a society.

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Fatal Collisions 2008 - 2012: Alcohol as a Factor

A new report from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has revealed that between 2008 and 2012, alcohol was a contributory factor in 38% of all fatal collisions. The report, the third and largest in a series of landmark reports analysed An Garda Síochána Forensic Fatal Collision Investigation files in order to identify the main contributory factors in collisions.

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