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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

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation

Bottling It Up - The Next Generation details how alcohol misuse in families is an escalating concern with early screening and identification of families urgently needed to protect and support children now and to prevent the inter-generational cycle of alcohol misuse.

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Overexposed — Alcohol marketing during the World Cup

Millions of children were exposed to alcohol promotion during the World Cup 2010 despite advertising regulations to protect children from alcohol marketing, according to Alcohol Concern’s report Overexposed — Alcohol marketing during the World Cup 2010 (Alcohol Concern, 2010)

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Hidden Realities

Dr Ann Hope was commissioned to pursue research to profile the exposure of children to risk as a result of hazardous drinking among adults in Irish society, and in particular in the North West and to examine the health/social service responses to family alcohol problems.

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