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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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James Doorley, Assistant Director of the National Youth Council of Ireland

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