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#Alcohol Action Ireland

# alcohol-action-ireland - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Our children's television viewing is bombarded by the thrills and spills of alcohol'

Our legislators need to take action and alter our harmful relationship with alcohol, writes Dr Bobby Smyth.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Gardaí arrest 500 motorists for drink driving in just three weeks - and 40 in two days

The figure is an increase of over a third (34%) on the number for this time last year.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Women warned of dangers of ‘bottomless Prosecco brunches’

Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on women to examine their drinking habits.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Monday 1 June, 2015

Drinking wine in Ireland is expensive. Really, really expensive

The National Off-Licence Association says it’s hurting smaller sellers.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Poll: Did you drink alcohol when you were underage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did you drink alcohol when you were underage?

Or did you stay away?

Half of pubs and off-licenses targeted for underage drinking checks were in Dublin

Just more than 1,200 have been carried out over the past three years.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Reducing the price of a pint by 5c would cost the government €41 million

The drinks industry says it would help pub owners but alcohol awareness advocates say it would be damaging to society.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

"Conflicting advice" leading to thousands of Irish women drinking alcohol while pregnant

Alcohol Action Ireland and three maternity hospitals have launched a new campaign aiming to advise women of the risks.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Monday 24 March, 2014

How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report

The harm experienced by people due to their own drinking is only part of the story argues Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Thursday 22 August, 2013

'€6.3bn is too much to spend on booze for a small country'

There was €6.3 billion spent on alcohol in 2012, up 1.2 per cent on 2011.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results

There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does Ireland have a dangerous drinking culture?

A charity has said that alcohol is seriously damaging Irish society. So today we’re asking: Is our drinking culture a problem?

Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture – but lack the courage to do anything about it, writes Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcohol-action-ireland - Tuesday 25 January, 2011

Leading charity calls for minimum price for alcohol to be set

The current government’s approach to the pricing and regulation of alcohol is leading to a “disjointed” message on a serious public health issue that is affecting thousands of children, according to a leading charity.

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