Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry blamed for delaying Alcohol Bill

Drinks industry lobbyists met Government ministers, senior officials and Oireachtas members more than 350 times the year the Dáil debated legislation aimed at combating harmful alcohol consumption. Research by Alcohol Action Ireland to be presented at an international...
Drinks industry barred from global alcohol conference

Drinks industry barred from global alcohol conference

The Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA) will take place in Dublin Castle next month with the aims of providing an opportunity for government ministries and agencies to participate and exchange knowledge. However, drinks industry representatives have accused the...
Nail alcohol testing

Nail alcohol testing

The process of nail alcohol testing is similar to hair testing for assessing long-term alcohol misuse. The two techniques are similar in that both nails and hair are made from the fibrous protein keratin. As the nail grows, substances can pass from the blood vessels...