The price of cheap night out!

2015-10-14T09:25:38+00:00October 14th, 2015| Some students may argue that a cheap night out and the next day’s recovery is an experience integral to the college experience. It certainly appears inevitable to have attended UCD without having also gained knowledge of the specific alcoholic drink specials offered by certain venues in Dublin. Cheap alcohol promotions may seem innocent enough, but there are serious risks attached to the consumption of these discounted drinks.......  

Healthy Ireland Survey 2015: Findings

2015-10-12T10:04:37+00:00October 12th, 2015|

Healthy Ireland Survey 2015 Please click on the above link to read the very comprehensive interviewer-administered survey with interviews conducted on a face to face basis with individuals aged 15 and over. Fieldwork was conducted between November 2014 and August 2015. This survey uses a multi-stage probability sampling process and achieved a response rate of 61%.

A shot in the arm to tackle overdose deaths

2015-10-08T15:59:13+00:00October 8th, 2015| ''Research shows that providing increased access to naloxone for people likely to witness an overdose, such as the family, case workers and friends of a drug user, is an effective way of reducing overdose deaths.”

Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce Suicide 2015 – 2020

2015-09-29T09:40:24+00:00September 29th, 2015|

Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce suicide 2015 - 2020 Connecting for Life is Ireland’s National Strategy to reduce suicide (2015-2020). The development of the strategy was a collaborative and inclusive process. Some of the most important contributions to the development of ‘Connecting for Life’ came from our public consultation process. We received 272 submissions from people and organisations, which included members of the general public, people who have used our services and their families, professional bodies and community interests and organisations Click on the link above to read Ireland's National Strategy to reduce suicide 2015 - 2020.  

‘Test all babies for alcohol syndrome’?

2015-09-25T08:53:44+00:00September 25th, 2015| All babies should undergo a test to find out if their mother drank alcohol during pregnancy, a neonatal expert told the Joint Committee on Health and Children. Click on the link above for more information on this subject.

Diageo faces £150m annual profit cut due to weak currencies

2015-09-23T15:02:57+00:00September 23rd, 2015| The weakness of emerging-market currencies against the pound is likely to chop about £150m off Diageo’s annual profit, according to the maker of drinks brands including Guinness and Johnnie Walker. Click on the link above to read the full article.

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