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Standardised Responsible Serving of Alcohol programmes needed without delay

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, says training in responsible selling and serving of alcohol needs to be made mandatory for all staff and licence holders who serve alcohol without delay. Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: "Alcohol is a licenced product - selling alcohol is not the same as selling milk or orange juice and, as such, the selling and serving of alcohol brings with it a particular set of responsibilities. "Standardised Responsible Serving of... Full Story


New national on-line ‘get-help’ guide to alcohol services launched

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has launched a new national on-line guide to alcohol services around the country which is searchable by age of the person seeking help and location using Google mapping technology. Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: "We developed the Alcohol Service Finder   in response to the calls and emails we receive. Sometimes, the contact is from people seeking help with their own drinking but more frequently, however, it is a family... Full Story


Alcohol-related conditions on the rise among women in Ireland

National alcohol charity launches new women and alcohol leaflet to mark 100th anniversary of International Women's Day Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, has launched a new leaflet detailing what every woman needs to know about low risk drinking as research shows that alcohol-related conditions are on the rise among women. Speaking ahead of International Women's Day (March 8), Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: "While for many of us, alcohol is something we enjoy, it's... Full Story


One in 11 children impacted negatively by parental alcohol problems — one in every six cases of child abuse attributed to alcohol: new government has opportunity to make the difference

Children of Alcoholics Week (13 February - 19 February) Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is urging the next government to adopt a five point action to aid the estimated one in 11 children negatively affected by parental alcohol problems in Ireland. Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: "Parental alcohol problems can and do have a serious impact on a child's welfare and safety - with one in every six cases of child abuse in Ireland... Full Story


Almost one in five of us don’t believe alcohol cancer link, warns alcohol charity ahead of World Cancer Day (4th February)

Urgent need for health risk labels on alcoholic drinks Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is urging the incoming Government to introduce explicit health warnings on alcohol products as a matter of urgency. Speaking ahead of World Cancer Day (4th February 2011), Director Fiona Ryan said: “Consumers have the right to be made aware of the links between alcohol use and the risks to health. There is an undeniable link between alcohol and many cancers - a... Full Story


Irish Times – Call for price floor below which alcohol cannot be sold

A leading charity has called for the sale of alcohol to be restricted and the introduction of a price floor below which it cannot be sold. Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, wants all political parties to commit to tackling what it describes as the detrimental impact of alcohol on children and young people in the run-up to the election. "Cheap alcohol, widely available and easily accessible, is fuelling a health and wellbeing crisis of which children... Full Story


‘F’ for failure — alcohol charity urges new Government to get a result and tackle detrimental impact of alcohol on young people

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today called on all political parties to commit to tackling the detrimental impact of alcohol on children and young people. The charity is making its call on foot of the Report Card 2011 by the Children's Rights Alliance, which showed that action on alcohol was one of the worst performing areas of government policy in relation to children and young people. Director Fiona Ryan said: "Alcohol affects children and young people... Full Story


Save lives — Support mandatory alcohol testing for crash drivers, urges Alcohol Action Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is appealing to every member of the Seanad to save lives on Irish roads and support upcoming legislation which will allow for the early implementation of mandatory alcohol testing of all drivers in road collisions where someone has been injured. Speaking ahead of tomorrow's Seanad vote on the Road Traffic Bill 2011, Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: “Nine out of ten surviving drivers in fatal crashes are not tested... Full Story


Government Excise Duty decision “incomprehensible” in light of tax and levy hikes and cuts to essential services

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, today branded the Government's decision to keep alcohol excise duty at the same slashed levels as last year as "incomprehensible" in the current climate of savage cuts to essential services. Alcohol Action Ireland Director Fiona Ryan said: "Last year, the Government cut excise duty on alcohol and that resulted in the loss of millions in badly-needed tax revenue for the Exchequer. We are now facing savage cuts to essential services and... Full Story


30% reduction in alcohol-related harm would save Exchequer €1 billion

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is calling the Government to implement Budget measures that could earn the Exchequer up to €182 million in additional revenue and help reduce the estimated €3.7 billion* in avoidable costs caused by alcohol-related harm each year. In its Pre-Budget Submission, Alcohol Action Ireland asks the Government to: Restore excise duty to 2009 levels which could earn the Exchequer €182m in additional revenue and off-set the significant revenue losses from last year's... Full Story


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