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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

Irish Times – Alcohol more dangerous than cocaine or heroin

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Alcohol Action Ireland launches interviews with leading alcohol marketing experts

Alcohol is one of the most heavily marketed products on our shelves with a total market value of €6 billion in Ireland this year. Alcohol marketing targets young people and influences their drinking. Alcohol Action Ireland gathered together key national and international experts in the area of alcohol marketing -    they explore what alcohol marketing actually is, how it works and tell us what can be done to reduce its impact, particularly on young people.   They spoke at Alcohol Action Ireland's... Full Story

Comprehensive examination into the prevalence and impact of parental alcohol problems on children urgently needed, says alcohol charity

Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, says a comprehensive examination into the prevalence and impact of parental alcohol problems on children is urgently needed to establish the extent of parental alcohol-related harm to thousands of children across the country. Speaking following the publication of the Roscommon Child Care Case, charity Director Fiona Ryan said: "While we welcome the inquiry's findings that additional training of frontline staff on new developments and understanding of attachment theory, drug and alcohol... Full Story

Prof Gerard Hastings, Director of the Institute for Social Marketing at Sterling University in Scotland

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Hugh Greaves, Co-ordinator of the Ballymum Local Drugs Taskforce

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Dr Bobby Smyth, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

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Pat Kenny, Lecturer at Dublin Institute of Technology

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Professor Joe Barry, Head of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College for Health Sciences

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Dr Evelyn Gillan, Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland

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Latest Reports

Opening Address Oireachtas Justice Committee - Alcohol Action Ireland

Opening statement to Oireachtas Committee on Justice re Sale of Alcohol Bill 31 Jan 2023.

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AAI Submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland submission to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Codes and Rules
Public Call for Comments and Observations

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PHAA Progress Review December 2022

The Public Health (Alcohol) Act was warmly welcomed by public health advocates world-wide and has frequently been highlighted internationally. This paper examines progress to date on implementation of the Act, looks at threats to its intent and at what can be learned from approaches to other public health issues including road safety, smoking and gambling.

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