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Provisional Revenue receipts demonstrate the durability of the Irish alcohol market despite COVID-19 crisis.

Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (30 July) noted the latest provisional alcohol receipts from Revenue. The data highlights that despite all licenced premises being closed since the 15th March, alcohol sales experienced only a modest reduction. This indicates that Ireland’s alcohol users substituted most of their drinking from regulated licenced premises to a largely unregulated, ‘free-flowing’ consumption in the home. The provisional data shows that Beer retained 87% of its market, Spirits held firm with... Full Story


Progress on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol in Northern Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland, the independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, welcome the announcement today (29 July) from Northern Ireland Health Minister, Robin Swann, of his commitment to holding a full public consultation on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol in Northern Ireland. The introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol products in Scotland, Wales and Jersey have seen significant reductions in the level of cheap, strong alcohol sold, while its introduction in other jurisdictions across the world such as... Full Story


AAI launches new podcast series ‘The Alcohol File’

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (27th July) releases the inaugural episode of a new podcast series ‘The Alcohol File’   https://player.acast.com/the-alcohol-file/episodes/the-alcohol-file-episode-1 The opening episode of ‘The Alcohol File’ - What is alcohol doing for our health? explores a number of issues relating to what damage alcohol can do to our physical and mental health.   In wide ranging panel discussion with Prof. Frank Murray (former President of the RCPI and chair of Alcohol Health Alliance... Full Story


Mandatory Pregnancy warning labels for alcoholic beverages

Australia and New Zealand to introduce mandatory Pregnancy warning labels for alcoholic beverages  Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Friday 17 July) welcome the decision by the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to introduce mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcoholic beverages  Manufacturers will now have three years to implement the “PREGNANCY WARNING” label across all alcoholic beverages.         This decision lends significant weight to Ireland’s legislative measure... Full Story


Open letter to An Taoiseach & Tánaiste calling for no VAT reduction on alcohol products.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar TD Government Buildings Merrion St Upper Dublin 2, D02 R583     Taoiseach and Tánaiste There has been much media discussion in recent days of a campaign by the alcohol producers, and the licenced premises businesses, to have a reduction of the rate of value added tax for On-Trade alcohol products included in the forthcoming ‘Stimulus Package’. We understand that the proposed measure would likely cost the exchequer €143 million.  ... Full Story


Public subsidy to aid Pubs and the sale of alcohol is an irrational idea.

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (9 July) called on the government not to follow the calls from the alcohol industry to reduce alcohol taxes. The strategic objective of public health policy, since the enacted Public Health Alcohol Act, has been to obtain a 20% reduction in the consumption of alcohol from 11 litres per capita to 9 litres per capita. The consumption rate for 2019 was 10.9 litres per capita. Every euro... Full Story


Lowering alcohol excise duty would be counter to public health policy

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (30 June) called on the government not to follow the calls to reduce alcohol excise and taxes.   The strategic objective of public health policy, since the enacted Public Health Alcohol Act, has been to sustain a 20% reduction in the consumption of alcohol from 11 litres per capita to 9 litres per capita. The consumption rate for 2019 was 10.9 litres per capita.   Every euro... Full Story


AAI believes the Programme for Government offers real potential to reduce alcohol harm

• FF, FG & Greens renew commitment to Public Health Alcohol Act and Minimum Unit Pricing   Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, has today (Friday 19th) welcomed the commitments to reducing alcohol harms, outlined in ‘Programme for Government – Our Shared Future’ negotiated by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party. The Programme outlines a firm assurance to implement, in full, the Public Health Alcohol Act (PHAA) and ‘honour our longstanding commitment to... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland urge Men to rethink what they drink

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, today (Friday 19th) are the lead partner on Men’s Health Week 2020 and are urging all men, young and old, to take the opportunity to rethink their drinking and get the balance right.   Over a series of media contributions , AAI, mindful of the tremendous strain many men are under today as the pandemic continues to impact on our society, will encourage men to: ‘Rethink their drinking’ - In... Full Story


FF, FG and Greens must meet their commitments to the Public Health Alcohol Act

• 600 days on, important measures on alcohol pricing, labelling, advertising and promotion have not yet been implemented As negotiations to form a new government appear to be reaching a conclusion, Alcohol Action (AAI), the national independent advocate for reducing alcohol harm, have reiterate its expectation that political commitments to the implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Act will hold and be mandated by any future Programme for Government agreed. AAI are acutely aware that the alcohol business, producers and retailers, under... Full Story


Latest Reports

Alcohol Action Ireland Annual Accounts

Alcohol Action Ireland
Report and Financial Statements for the year ended
31 December 2018

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Alcohol Action Ireland Annual Accounts 2017

Audited accounts for the ending 31 December 2017

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Submission to TRIS Notification 2018/22/IRL

This is Alcohol Action Ireland's submission to the EU Commission's TRIS notification process: 2018/22/IRL, commenced to examine aspects of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015.

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