Tagged: Ireland

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: Ireland: 33% Of Motorcycle Fatalities Alcohol Related

A new study shows: One in three motorcyclists who died in crashes were under the influence of alcohol
A third of motorcyclists who died in crashes during a five-year period examined by the Irish Road Safety Authority (RSA), consumed alcohol before the collision – Findings emerge from detailed analysis of data from 2008 to 2012…

NEWS: EU: Commissioner Backs Alcohol Policy Measures

European commissioner backs alcohol policy measures in Ireland
In his speech at a seminar organized by the Permanent Representation to EU of the Republic of Ireland on “Public health policy and alcohol-related harm” in Brussels on September 27, 2016, Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety expressed strong support for evidence-based alcohol policy measures, like the ones that the Republic of Ireland is discussing to introduce…

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…

NEWS: Ireland: Young Men Die Due To Alcohol

25% of Irish males age 15 to 39 die due to alcohol. One in four deaths of young men aged from 15 to 39 in Ireland is due to alcohol. And alcohol is a factor in half of all suicides, according to the Health Research Board. Additionally, alcohol is involved in more than 33% of cases of deliberate self-harm…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill Opposed By 11 EU Countries

Eleven European Union member countries have reportedly opposed Ireland’s draft alcohol bill. The proposed Public Health Alcohol Bill includes provisions to ban broadcasting of alcohol ads before 9 PM local time, labels with calorie counts and health warnings, as well as prevention of the sale of extremely cheap alcohol…

NEWS: Irish Schools Set To Ban Alcohol Industry Material

As Minister for Education asks schools to ignore teaching resources from alcohol industry, Irish schools are set to ban alcohol industry material. Over the coming weeks, all schools in Ireland are to receive a directive from the Department of Education asking them not to engage with any “educational” material developed by the alcohol industry…

NEWS: Big Alcohol Threats Legal Action Against Health Law

The alcohol industry does it again: Big Alcohol threats legal action against public health law. SpiritsEurope, the lobby group of the liquor industry representing Big Alcohol giants in Europe has threatened to pursue legal action against the Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol measure that the Irish government announced it would implement to reduce alcohol harm and promote public health and well-being in Ireland…