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Mayo TD John O’Mahony this week said that he hoped that the Alchol Misuse Strategy that was published by the Government will help to tackle the unhealthy relationship that exists with alcohol and cut down on binge drinking. The second term Deputy said, “Alcohol abuse has had a pervasive effect on Irish society for decades. We can no longer afford to shrug off our bad habits as some sort of Irish-ism. While this new alcohol strategy is far from a panacea, it is a very positive first step on the road towards improving and moderating our relationship with alcohol.”
Ireland’s rate of alcohol consumption is one of the highest in Europe, is responsible for 90 deaths a month, and is a factor in half of all suicides, a meeting of the HSE West’s regional health forum was told recently in Galway.
This Friday The Prince Bar, Athlone are hosting their annual Taste of The Prince event.
The introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol will contribute to reducing the “huge” human and economic cost of alcohol related harm, it was claimed this week.
Parents are key to ensuring that Junior Certificate celebrations next week to mark the end of exams are not marred by misuse of alcohol, according to a special group set up to reduce the overall harm caused by alcohol during Junior Cert nights out.
Castlebar Chamber of Commerce President Oliver Kelleher has called for a further tax on off licence alcohol sales to help benefit the bar, restaurant and hotel trade. According to Mr Kelleher for every €10,000 spent in an off licence, one job is created but for the same spend in a bar and restaurant four jobs are created.
New figures on alcohol abuse by young people should “scare the hell out of any parent” as they reveal the “serious damage” to health underage drinking is causing.
Measures tackling underage drinking, be they legal or social, must be taken seriously and supported according to Labour city councillor Niall McNelis.
Galway Pioneers are spearheading a major drive to get young people to change their attitudes to drink amid growing concern over the level of alcohol consumption among this group.