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Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland is Ireland's first coalition of healthcare organisations, charities and alcohol health campaigners to come together to highlight harms caused by alcohol and to support the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
RCPI established the Alliance with Alcohol Action Ireland in March 2015 with the aim of:
"The alcohol industry has no role in the formulation of alcohol policies, which must be protected from distortion by commercial or vested interests."
World Health Organisation Director General, Dr Margaret ChanCommenting in the British Medical Journal, 11 April 2013
Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland is chaired by Prof Frank Murray, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
Prof Frank Murray is also chair of the RCPI Policy Group on Alcohol and a liver specialist at Beaumont Hospital.
The Public Health Alcohol Bill is an intrinsic part of addressing the pressures on our health services. Sadly, every day in Ireland 3 people die as a result of alcohol use and 1,500 hospital beds are occupied every night due to the way we drink as a nation.
Prof Frank MurrayChair, Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland
We welcome new members who support the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015.
Membership of the Alliance is open to members of the public, public health campaigners, medical professionals, NGOs and charities who are committed to:
Members must also declare they do not receive any direct or indirect funding from the alcohol industry.
Join Alcohol Health Alliance Ireland
The Alliance strongly supports the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015, important public health legislation that can save lives and significantly reduce the harm caused by alcohol in Ireland.
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill contains a range of evidence-based measures that target the pricing, availability and marketing of alcohol products – factors that are known to have the greatest impact on harmful drinking.
The Bill marks the first time an Irish Government will legislate to tackle alcohol harm and therefore offers a unique opportunity to address one of the most significant public health issues in Ireland today.