advocating to reduce alcohol harm


This November sees the first provisions of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act become operational. To mark this occasion, and mindful of the continuing effort required to ensure all aspects of the Act are coherently implemented, Alcohol Action Ireland have arranged a symposium to:

  • discuss the challenges experienced in bringing such progressive public health measures to fruition,
  • examine the political and legislative obstacles both domestically and at a European institutional level,
  • highlight the array of commercial tactics deployed to place doubt and delay to coherent implementation and look to the future, and
  • establish an understanding on how crucial public health initiatives can be advanced in the face of deeply embedded, and well resourced, commercial interests.










David and Goliath

How can public health concerns sustain priority of government and win the battle against dominant vested interests?


10.00 – 13.00 12 November 2019

Oak Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2.


Featuring a Keynote Address from:

Fiona Godfrey,

Secretary General, European Public Health Alliance


And a Panel discussion featuring contributions from:

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, former Minister for Health Promotion.

Norah Campbell, Assoc. Professor (Critical Marketing), Trinity Business School, TCD

Marianne Skar, Secretary General, Eurocare, and

Peter Rice, Chair, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Chaired by Alex White SC, former Minister for Primary Care.


This is an all-ticket event, see: