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Alcohol, Public Order and Crime

Between 1998 and 2003, physical assaults increased by 71% (excludes domestic violence and sexual assault)    In 2006, 37,100 adults were physically assaulted, resulting in 15,600 being injured    Just over half (53%) of those assaults were reported to the Gardai    Between 1998 and 2006, the number of assaults, which occurred near the victim ’s home almost doubled (from 4.9% to 9.1%)    Four out of ten (41.5%) women say they would feel unsafe or very unsafe walking alone in... Full Story


Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas

Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas – families could end up paying the price 83c beer- same price as bar of chocolate Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today warned that families could end up paying the price for cheap Christmas drink - with a bottle of beer in one leading supermarket selling for 83c, the same price as a bar of chocolate.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO Fiona Ryan said: “There are significant reductions in... Full Story


Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas

Real cost of cheap drink this Christmas  – families could end up paying the price 83c beer- same price as bar of chocolate Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today warned that families could end up paying the price for cheap Christmas drink - with a bottle of beer in one leading supermarket selling for 83c, the same price as a bar of chocolate.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO Fiona Ryan said:  “There are significant reductions in... Full Story


Make roads safer

Make roads safer - reduce alcohol levels for drivers, Alcohol Action Ireland urges Government Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, called on the Government to move forward with legislation that would reduce the amount of alcohol you can drive with from a Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls blood to 50mgs.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO, Fiona Ryan said: “Alcohol, even in small amounts, has been shown to impact on driving. Any amount of... Full Story


Make roads safer

Make roads safer - reduce alcohol levels for drivers, Alcohol Action Ireland urges Government Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, called on the Government to move forward with legislation that would reduce the amount of alcohol you can drive with from a Blood Alcohol Concentration limit of 80mgs of alcohol per 100mls blood to 50mgs.   Alcohol Action Ireland CEO, Fiona Ryan said:  “Alcohol, even in small amounts, has been shown to impact on driving. Any amount of... Full Story


Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide

Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide –  2 out of 5 cases of deliberate self-harm involve alcohol “Raise alcohol taxes in Budget to fund early intervention, prevention and treatment services and combat alcohol related harm” Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today underlined the link between alcohol misuse and damage to mental health and urged the Government to raise taxes on alcohol in next Tuesday's budget and use the additional revenue to fund early... Full Story


Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide

Alcohol misuse contributing significantly to anxiety, depression and suicide  –  2 out of 5 cases of deliberate self-harm involve alcohol  “Raise alcohol taxes in Budget to fund early intervention, prevention and treatment services and combat alcohol related harm ” Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol related issues, today underlined the link between alcohol misuse and damage to mental health and urged the Government to raise taxes on alcohol in next Tuesday ’s budget and use the additional revenue to fund early... Full Story


Don’t blame kids — getting access to alcohol “not a problem” for teens

Don't blame kids – getting access to alcohol “not a problem” for teens: commence test purchasing as a matter of urgency “Junior Cert celebrations just a more hyped version of the reality of teen drinking pattern – three out of five teens have binged on alcohol in previous month - 86% of teenagers said getting beer or spirits easy” On the day 54,000 Junior Cert students were due to celebrate results, Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues,... Full Story


Don’t blame kids – getting access to alcohol “not a problem” for teens

Don ’t blame kids  – getting access to alcohol  “not a problem ” for teens: commence test purchasing as a matter of urgency  “Junior Cert celebrations just a more hyped version of the reality of teen drinking pattern  – three out of five teens have binged on alcohol in previous month - 86% of teenagers said getting beer or spirits easy ” On the day 54,000 Junior Cert students were due to celebrate results, Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues,... Full Story


Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day 9th September 2008

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Day 9th September 2008 “Put pregnancy drink risk ’health warning' label on alcoholic drinks”   Women have the right to know how their health and their children's health is being affected – two thirds of women still drinking during pregnancy Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today called on the Government to put health warning labels on alcoholic drinks as part of an overall awareness initiative on the risks of drinking during pregnancy. Alcohol... Full Story


Latest Reports

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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PreBudget Submission 2018

Pre Budget submission to the Department of Finance August 2018

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