Public health information must be evidence-based and not connected to the alcohol industry to be credible

April, 2015

Public health information must be evidence-based and not connected to the alcohol industry to be credible

The HSE today (Thursday April 23rd 2015) announced its new policy on alcohol-related education and communications programmes, which formally separates HSE public health advice from partnership with the alcohol industry. The HSE will be working with the recently formed Alcohol Health Alliance, joining the Royal College of Physicians, Alcohol Action Ireland, the Alcohol Forum and other partners to support evidence-based approaches to reducing alcohol harm in Ireland.

Conference Programme: ‘Girls, Women and Alcohol’

April, 2015

Conference Programme: ‘Girls, Women and Alcohol’

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland will see international and Irish speakers examine the factors influencing the changing culture of drinking among Irish girls and women, and the harms they are experiencing as a result.

9.30 a.m.
              Registration and coffee

10.30 a.m.           Welcome to conference by Suzanne Costello, CEO of Alcohol Action Ireland

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The Culture

10.40 a.m.           Katherine Brown, Director, Institute of Alcohol Studies, UK

11.15 a.m.           Lucy Rocca, author and founder of Soberistas.com

Alcohol Action Ireland Conference

April, 2015

Alcohol Action Ireland Conference

Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland, takes place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Westin Hotel, Dublin 2, from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International and Irish speakers will examine the factors influencing the changing culture of drinking among Irish girls and women, and what harms they are experiencing as a result. Attendees will hear from leading experts in alcohol policy and health, while some speakers will also be addressing their personal experiences with alcohol.

Children’s Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Ireland: Research launch at Alcohol Action Ireland conference

April, 2015

Children’s Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Ireland: Research launch at Alcohol Action Ireland conference

New research findings on children’s exposure to alcohol marketing will be launched at Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference Girls, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland.
This conference takes place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Westin Hotel, Dublin 2, from 10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and begins with the launch of Children’s Exposure to Alcohol Marketing in Ireland.

This research examines how often schoolchildren are exposed to alcohol marketing and its impact on their drinking behaviour. Schoolchildren aged 13 to 17-years-old, from Cork, Dublin and Galway, took part in the research, completing a questionnaire on their health, drinking habits, and exposure to alcohol marketing. Children participating in the research were also given an alcohol marketing diary to record their encounters with alcohol marketing.

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.