independent advocate reducing alcohol harm

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

Growing concern about the volumes of alcohol being brought into Irish homes.

Since the outset of the COVID-19 lockdown in mid-March, we have been monitoring all available public trade data , mainly from Nielsen and Kantar; two significant trends emerging are both noteworthy and worrying. Firstly, over the Easter period (5-19 April) we know there was a 44% increase in off-trade sales when compared with the previous Easter of 2019. In the 10 week period of the lockdown, trade data indicates a 40% rise in off-trade alcohol sales. Initially one may have... Full Story

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

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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