Festive Guide

“Tis the season to be jolly”, let’s take time to think about our drinking and the way it may affect others.  More people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year.  Remember that it is important that our drinking doesn’t cause harm to others, especially children. …

Communities defend the Public Health Alcohol Bill from attack by ‘Big Alcohol’ lobbying machine

Communities rally support for Public Health Alcohol Bill – The Phoenix (04 Nov 16) exposes intensive lobbying of senators by the alcohol industry Local communities across the country are fighting back against the lobbying force of ‘Big Alcohol’ before senators vote on the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.  Amid growing fears that key health elements of the Bill…

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

The HSE Thursday April 23rd  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, Drugs.ie, the Alcohol Forum and other…