Tagged: Alcohol Action Ireland

NEWS: Ireland: Super Cheap Alcohol Fuels Harm

Alcohol Action Ireland is calling on the Irish government to retain the current level of excise duty, to introduce a Social Responsibility levy on all alcohol and demands the immediate enactment of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill including the Minimum Unit Pricing measure. The calls come among rising consumption fueled by super cheap alcohol generally preferred by young people and heaviest alcohol users…

NEWS: Scottish Courts Uphold Alcohol MUP

Plans to set a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) in Scotland have been backed by the Scottish courts. The Court of Session in Edinburgh ruled against a challenge by the Scotch whisky industry. The alcohol industry contended that the plans were a breach of European Law. The ruling now paves the way for the Scottish government to implement its policy. The MUP policy had already been passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2012…

NEWS: Irish Alcohol Harm: Health, Economy, Death

Three people died every day in 2013 as a result of alcohol consumption, a new report has revealed.
According to the findings, the number of people discharged from hospital that year whose condition was totally attributable to alcohol use, was 17,120. This marks an 82% increase when compared to 1995’s figure of 9,420…

BLOG: Big Alcohol Manufactures “Holidays”

Globally operating industries like Big Alcohol, and Diageo is a leader here, want to spread one and the same patterns of behaviour and similar ways of life all over the world…