Alcohol – Where’s the Harm? conference, Royal College of Physicians, November 15 2011, Free to participants

Exploring the public face and hidden harm of alcohol-related crime in Ireland

Tuesday, November 15 2011
Royal College of Physicians
, Dublin 2

When it comes to alcohol, crime and anti-social behaviour, it is individuals, families and communities that are left picking up the pieces.   Alcohol Action Ireland’s upcoming conference, ‘Alcohol – Where’s the Harm?’, will examine the relationship between alcohol and “public” crime in Ireland. It will also seek to explore “hidden” crime – sexual violence and domestic violence.

Conference will be opened by Minister Róisín Shortall.

The conference will be free to allow a maximum number of participants to attend. We would ask participants who are in a position to do so, to make a donation to Alcohol Action Ireland via our website in order to help us cover our costs.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • International research expert on alcohol-related harm Dr Ann Hope
  • DIT lecturer in economics Sean Byrne, author of the HSE report on alcohol-related costs to society
  • Director of the Garda Juvenile Diversion Progamme, Superintendent Colette Quinn
  • HSE South, Health Promotion Officer, Sandra Coughlan
  • Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Director of Policy and Communications, Dr Cliona Saidlear
  • SAFE Ireland Director, Sharon O’Halloran – SAFE Ireland is the national organisation for 39 frontline domestic violence services
  • Christine Toft of the Alcohol Concern children, families and domestic abuse project Embrace
  • Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE) CEO Thomas Bibby
  • Head of Crime Reduction Branch, Martine Mc Killop
  • Belfast Community Safety Partnership, Stevie Lavery

The conference takes place on Tuesday November 15 in the Royal College of Physicians, Dublin 2.

For a full programme please click here

For more information, please email Please include ‘Conference’ in the subject line or call us on 01 878 0610.