Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland

March, 2015

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland

Ann Dowsett Johnston

Alcohol Action Ireland is delighted to announce author and alcohol policy advocate Ann Dowsett Johnston as the keynote speaker for Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland, which takes place on Tuesday, 21st April, 2015, at the Westin Hotel, Dublin 2, from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experts will examine the factors influencing the culture of drinking among Irish girls and women, the health risks involved, as well as what is needed to bring positive change to the current situation.

Alcohol Action Ireland calls on Government to put the health of children first and not to pass the alcohol industry’s self-regulatory codes into law

March, 2015

Alcohol Action Ireland calls on Government to put the health of children first and not to pass the alcohol industry’s self-regulatory codes into law

Alcohol Action Ireland has told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children that it will be spurning the opportunity to make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of future generations of Irish people if it fails to tackle alcohol marketing and advertising, including alcohol sponsorship of sport, as part of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

Minimum Unit Pricing: Opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children by Dr John Holmes and Mr Colin Angus

March, 2015

Minimum Unit Pricing: Opening statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children by Dr John Holmes and Mr Colin Angus

Article source: http://alcoholireland.ie/home_news/minimum-unit-pricing-opening-statement-to-the-joint-oireachtas-committee-on-health-and-children-by-dr-john-holmes-and-mr-colin-angus/

200 fewer deaths with minimum €1 alcohol price

March, 2015

200 fewer deaths with minimum €1 alcohol price

There would be almost 200 fewer alcohol-related deaths every year with the introduction of a minimum alcohol price of €1 per unit, Government commissioned research has shown.

From the Irish Examiner

However, minimum pricing will also substantially increase the revenues of retailers, particularly supermarkets and shops, whose coffers will be boosted by almost €70m.

The research, conducted by the Sheffield University Alcohol Research Group, was commissioned by the Irish and Northern Irish governments as part of plans to introduce minimum pricing. These plans are on hold pending the outcome of a decision by the European Court of Justice on Scottish government plans — opposed by the drinks industry — to implement minimum pricing.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) call for the immediate removal of all Diageo/Role-models advert which blames victims of sexual violence for the crimes that have been committed against them

March, 2015

Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) call for the immediate removal of all Diageo/Role-models advert which blames victims of sexual violence for the crimes that have been committed against them

Clíona Saidléar, RCNI Director, said ‘the latest Diageo/Role-models advertisement features a young woman returned home after a night out clearly upset, with her mother standing in the bedroom doorway. The tag line read: ‘Who’s following in your footsteps: Out-of-control-drinking has consequences.’ The sinister inference is that the young girl has been attacked on her way home. The message is it’s her fault for being drunk and what is more it is also her mother’s fault for her own drinking habits.