“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.
“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.”
“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.”
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.
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.
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.”