Alcohol Action Ireland, the national charity for alcohol-related issues, is looking for a policy officer with research and project management skills. Our aim is to build on our existing success as a credible voice on alcohol-related harm by producing quality, accessible, evidence-based, solution-focused policy positions for different audiences.
The person will work on a 2.5 day per week basis and this can be spread across five mornings if more suitable. The post will be based in our city centre offices which have excellent public transport connections. Some flexibility may be required around key days in the year but every attempt will be given to provide advance notice.
From The Irish Times
With new scare tactics being used to stop people smoking, should we apply the same methods to the food and alcohol industries?
On February 1st, the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, signed regulations which will compel tobacco firms to include graphic photographs on cigarette packs which highlight the many health dangers of smoking.
This new move – the latest in a series of anti-smoking legislation which included the decision a few years ago not to make cigarette packs visible in retail outlets – is very similar to how Australia has gone about dramatically reducing its smoking rate.
Chief Executive Officer
Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm and with a strong track record in campaigning, advocacy, research and information provision.
We are seeking a CEO with experience, vision and leadership skills to build on our considerable success to date and take the organisationto the next level of development and achievement.
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MULTINATIONAL FOOD, DRINK and alcohol industries are using similar strategies to the tobacco industry to undermine public health policies, a new paper has said.
The Lancet has published the paper as part of its work on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which include heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, and which it says “are now reaching epidemic levels in the developing world”.
Recent estimates show that 34.5 million people died from NCDs in 2010, 65 percent of the 52.8 million deaths worldwide that year. By 2030, NCDs are expected to claim more than 50 million lives every year.
Some of the abuse poured on Des Bishop following the first episode of his latest TV series would lead a lesser man to require the services of a good stiff drink.
But that would just prove the point the comedian was trying to make about our alcohol-soaked society.
A Twitter storm erupted after Under The Influence was watched by 348,000 people on RTÉ One on Thursday night, with opinions sharply divided on whether the funnyman was exaggerating the extent of Ireland’s drink problem or just telling it like it is.