“If we expect our young people to behave responsibly and safely, then we have to begin by behaving responsibly ourselves.”
“The worst thing about excessive drinking is not the men it makes drunk but the children that it makes afraid.” – Fr Barney McGuckian
The Movement will be bigger this century than last because of its spread abroad, Fr Bernard McGuckian SJ.
“The removal of a ban on sports sponsorship, limits on advertising, point-of-sales display controls and minimum pricing is of deep concern” – Bishop Eamonn Walsh.
It’s hard to put into words what winning the Ninkasi means to us.
“There are only two days in the year when the pubs close, the other one being Christmas Day. In time will they open on that day too?"
“Our hospital beds are occupied with up to 2,000 patients with illnesses related to excess alcohol and in the region of three people per day die in Ireland for the same reason.”
Well-known broadcaster, Miriam O’Callaghan, described Mercy nun at Cuan Mhuire’s 50th anniversary celebration as “a living saint”.
“Today in Cuan Mhuire, there is a message of hope. Addiction need not be the last word. We can do something about it” - Bishop Brendan Leahy.
“Liver disease has approximately doubled in Ireland in the last 20 years for both men and women. We’re seeing people in their early 30s dying from liver failure. Before it was 40s and 50s mainly.”
53 deaths on roads in the Republic and another 18 in Northern Ireland so far this year.
Drink is at the root of "vast majority of incidents". The entertainment & hospitality industries & stakeholders on the streets "need to address drink issues together".
“It has become so difficult for people to resist the culture of artificial and chemical enhancement for all kinds of performances and entertainment” - Bishop Éamonn Walsh.
"What kind of example is Irish society setting its young people if it cannot do without alcohol being on sale for one day."
Marriage Counsellor warns couples not to put themselves under pressure to provide the perfect family, the perfect Christmas and perfect presents.
While average alcohol consumption decreased by 15% in Europe in the 30 years from 1980 to 2010, it increased by 24% in Ireland during the same period.
Bishop Liam MacDaid of Clogher and Archbishop Eamon Martin pray for 43 dead in French crash as appeals made for safe driving in Ireland this weekend.
Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative offers congratulations to 56,000 students but cautions them about the health and safety risks of alcohol use.
Alcohol is a factor in half of the suicides in Ireland and more people die each day from alcohol-related problems than on our roads.
Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children sets out recommendations it would like considered for possible inclusion in the upcoming alcohol legislation.
“Sponsorship of sporting events targets young people and promotes a culture which suggests that healthy living is synonymous with alcohol consumption.”
“The last thing I want to be is a killjoy – I love sports but I do know that the advertising of alcohol in sporting events influences young people extraordinarily.”
Coordinator of Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative concerned that the Govt is putting the needs of big business ahead of the health of young people.
Temporary pledge is about taking time-out to reflect on our relationship with drink.
Vice-chair of Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative responds to call for the opening of pubs on Good Friday.
Many families’ lives devastated by abuse of alcohol.
Parental influence more significant than peers in young people's attitude to alcohol.
Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative holds national conference in Dublin at weekend.
Pope Francis pays tribute to the work of the Pioneers in a letter to mark 115th anniversary.