A philanthropic foundation has been blocked from running a hard-hitting anti- alcohol ad campaign.
Mon, 23 Dec, 2019
You could say it was ‘down in one’, because one day is all it took for Heineken to blot out the pint of stout that dominates an iconic mural in Macroom.
Wed, 13 Nov, 2019
Regulations on alcohol advertising need to go beyond where they are displayed, and tackle the content of the ads themselves, according to an advocacy group.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
Health Minister Simon Harris warned the industry will face potential €5,000 fines and six-month prison sentences under new rules
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
Long-awaited minimum unit pricing will help reduce the risk of fire deaths, says Alcohol Action Ireland.
Wed, 16 Oct, 2019
Children whose parents misuse alcohol are three times more likely to consider suicide or develop an eating disorder, according to Alcohol Action Ireland.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) is calling on the Finance Minister to maintain the current excise duties on drink in its pre-budget submission today.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
The rate of underage drinking in Ireland has fallen over four years.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2019
Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on the Government to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol as a matter of urgency.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Alcohol is so cheap now that it only costs men and women less than €10 to reach their weekly low-risk guideline limit.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2019
Students celebrating the end of their exams by jetting off on a post-Leaving Cert holiday are advised to avoid a wild ‘first night - all nighter’ when they arrive.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
The introduction of minimum pricing has been credited with the drop in alcohol sales in Scotland last year - with lobby groups here calling for Ireland to follow suit.
Wed, 19 Jun, 2019
During Men's Health Week, Drinkaware will be highlighting their new campaign – Change the Trend, to improve the health and well being of young Irish men.
Tue, 11 Jun, 2019
A worryingly high level of alcohol consumption among Irish teenagers is highlighted in an extensive lifestyle survey.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
The Government may fall before the long-awaited Public Health Alcohol Bill passes through the Oireachtas, Fianna Fáil health spokesman Stephen Donnelly has warned.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2018
Ireland’s drinking habit has become almost €1bn-a-year headache, with vast sums of money lost on caring for problem drinkers, cleaning up after their mistakes, covering for them at work, and taking over their child-rearing responsibilities.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2018
A proposed new piece of legislation proposing to restrict how alcohol is displayed in shops has faced criticism from some Senators
Sun, 05 Nov, 2017
Alcohol has claimed the lives of 2,000 people since the government first began deliberating over the controversial Alcohol Bill two years ago, a leading charity has warned.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
The interests of business and public health advocates should not be given equal weight in discussions around the final form of landmark legislation on alcohol, according to a charity working in the area.
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
The pre-Budget submission from Alcohol Action Ireland demonstrates that there will be a massive price to pay for minimum unit pricing (MUP) by even moderate drinkers.
Mon, 04 Sep, 2017
Fine Gael senators and TDs who blocked plans to limit the sale and promotion of alcohol earlier this year have demanded a meeting with Health Minister Simon Harris over his plans to force through the law change.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
Ireland has dropped from the heaviest drinking nation in the EU to just above average.
Sun, 27 Aug, 2017
With probably one of the best-known brand slogans in the world, it is unsurprising Carlsberg proved wiliest at circumventing local regulations designed to protect children from alcohol advertising during Euro 2016.
Wed, 14 Jun, 2017
Ireland tops the table of 25 countries for people drinking at home before going on a night out — with more than four out of five surveyed engaging in “pre-drinking”.
Wed, 22 Mar, 2017
Ecstasy and cannabis use is rising sharply in many parts of the country, particularly among young people, regional figures from a national drugs survey show.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2017
Irish people drank an average of 5% more alcohol last year than the previous year, according to an analysis of official figures by Alcohol Action Ireland.
Sun, 26 Feb, 2017
Ireland has the world’s highest rate of women drinking alcohol while pregnant, even though public health campaigns warn repeatedly of the risk to the baby.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2017
Vicky Kavanagh finally realised her drinking was a problem after she passed out drunk in a field and was rescued by a friend.
Sun, 08 Jan, 2017
Campaigners in Ireland have welcomed the decision by Scottish judges to reject an appeal against minimum unit pricing.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
A sixth of 15 to 16 year-olds have been involved in a fight and a tenth have been in trouble with gardaí after the consumption of alcohol, according to an official report.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2016
Ireland is now near the bottom of the European table for cigarette and alcohol use among Irish teenage pupils thanks to a continuing reduction in the consumption of both substances.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
Parents should talk openly to teenagers about the dangers of underage drinking ahead of tomorrow’s Junior Certificate results, alcohol awareness agencies are advising.
Tue, 13 Sep, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Many children whose parents are heavy drinkers grow up worrying about their siblings’ health and safety, while others report being unable to sleep at night because of parents’ partying or recount being verbally and physically abused by drunk parents, according to the Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC).
Thu, 07 Jul, 2016
Smithwick’s is the first beer brand in Ireland with new labels detailing alcohol content and nutritional information.
Fri, 01 Jul, 2016
Harmful drinking “is the norm” in this country, according to new data released by the Health Research Board.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2016
The drinks and hospitality industry provides more than 200,000 jobs according to a study released to coincide with a campaign to promote local pubs and restaurants.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Our high intake of alcohol could be more damaging to our health than we realise,looks at the hard facts.
Sat, 16 Apr, 2016
A national charity for alcohol-related issues has warned that while a report has shown Ireland’s alcohol consumption has decreased slightly, it is still higher than the level recorded in 2013.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
Thu, 04 Feb, 2016
The head of Heineken in Ireland has said alcohol suppliers have a moral obligation to make it “uncool to be drunk”, adding that she does not “give a shit” if her stance gets her fired from the company.
Wed, 03 Feb, 2016