leading change: a society free from alcohol harm

Any financial support to national sporting bodies must come with a commitment to ending alcohol sponsorship of sport.

Call for Federation of Irish Sport and Sport Ireland to take this ‘once in a generation opportunity’ that can reinforce the benefits of sport and physical activity in our lives, our economy and society as a whole. Alcohol Action Ireland today (Wed 27th May) called on the government, the parties negotiating a new government and the national sporting bodies not to advance a ‘Irish Sport Resilience Fund’ without a firm commitment to the renewal of a phased programme of ending alcohol... Full Story


We have to talk about the trauma to our children

There has been much talk of the issues arising from Covid-19 and the measures we are collectively taking to mitigate its impact. Of particular concern to Alcohol Action Ireland are the likely 200,000 children confined in homes where parental alcohol misuse is a frequent source of trauma and who are now cut off from their normal supports of school, sports, clubs and friends. The recent insight from the Social Impact of COVID-19 Survey by the CSO, highlights that respondents living... Full Story


AAI | MHI – call for investment in trauma-informed services to support COVID-19 recovery

As a nation, Ireland has shown great resilience and solidarity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look forward to COVID recovery, our schools, workplaces and communities will need to adjust to the new shape of society and life and Mental Health Ireland and Alcohol Action Ireland believe, now more than ever, investment in trauma-informed care and services will be required.   The NGOs are calling for a commitment from the new Irish Government that frontline public services starting... Full Story


Submission to EU  ‘Beating Cancer Plan’ consultation, highlights the need for cancer warning on all alcohol products, as latest research demonstrates strong evidence basis for alcohol warning labels.

Alcohol Action Ireland’s submission to EU  ‘Beating Cancer Plan’ consultation, highlights the need for cancer warning on all alcohol products, as latest research demonstrates strong evidence basis for alcohol warning labels.   The causal link between alcohol and cancer demands all alcohol products must carry clear and impactful information and that citizens are informed of the risk.   Cancer concerns all European citizens. 40% of us are likely to be affected at some stage in our life and we all... Full Story


Alcohol Action Ireland open pan European survey to capture drinking behaviour during COVID-19

Study is a collaboration of epidemiological scientists from 11 research institutes across Europe The aim of this pan-European survey is to link alcohol intake to experiences regarding the current COVID19 pandemic. With the outbreak of COVID19 in Europe, political actions by national governments led to changes in daily and public life in many places, including possible changes in alcohol consumption.  Since the current pandemic is an unprecedented situation with hitherto unknown consequences for everyday life, the survey investigates its implications particularly... Full Story


European-wide brief rapid response survey to study experiences and drinking behaviour during COVID19 crisis

Collaborating with the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD, Germany) and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (FCRB, Spain), along with the support of a number of public health and research institutes in Europe, Alcohol Action Ireland are launching a European-wide brief rapid response survey, aimed at the general population, to study personal experiences and drinking behaviour (and abstention) during the current pandemic of SARSCoV-2 (i.e., coronavirus or COVID-19).   Alcohol Action Ireland are helping to disseminate the survey in Ireland and are seeking your... Full Story


Remembering Norah Gibbons

Alcohol Action Ireland are deeply saddened to learn, today (9th April) of the passing of our former colleague and friend, Norah Gibbons. Norah made a vital contribution to the development of our organisation over the course of many years, serving both as a Director and our Chair between 2005 and 2013. Her outstanding contribution to Irish public life, her passion to tackle inequality and her commitment to improving the lives of so many will be long remembered.  


There is little comfort in alcohol; foster healthy coping tools that will last long beyond COVID-19

There is little comfort in alcohol; foster healthy coping tools that will last long beyond COVID-19    Alcohol Action Ireland today (27 March) has published a set of advice guidelines to help people understand the risk of turning to alcohol in these difficult times. This advice, developed with Mental Health Ireland, comes at a time when the alcohol off-trade business is reporting exceptional sales as people look to stock-up with excessive amounts of alcohol at home. The current public health... Full Story


Industry’s capture of political leadership: how can advocacy for alcohol control breakthrough?

This paper was first presented at the Sixth Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Dublin, Ireland. March 9-11, 2020 by Eunan McKinney, Head Communications and Advocacy, Alcohol Action Ireland.   Abstract Nation-states grapple with developing and implementing effective alcohol control policies. A coherent global action to reduce alcohol related harms has been led by the WHO and signposted within its 2010 strategy. It proposed options over 10 action areas to reduce harms and promote better health and wellbeing. In Europe, where... Full Story


Mental Health Ireland shares Five Actions for Wellbeing during Tough Times

Our colleagues at Mental Health Ireland have shared five simple actions we can all take to protect our mental health and maintain positive wellbeing during uncertain and challenging times. The CEO of Mental Health Ireland, Martin Rogan, says, “By now, we are all learning to adjust to the new ‘normal’ of remote working, social distancing and evolving updates on Covid-19 becoming part of our everyday lives.” “This can understandably cause a lot of concern and stress, and can impact on... 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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