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Strategic Task Force on Alcohol. (2002) Strategic Task Force on Alcohol: interim report. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.

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The Commission on Liquor Licensing was established by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform in November 2000 to review the Liquor Licensing system in Ireland. The Commission published an Interim Report with a set of recommendations1, one of which was the establishment of a task force. A High Level Inter-Departmental Working Group considered the report and certain actions were agreed by different Government Departments. The Department of Health and Children agreed to establish a Strategic Task Force on Alcohol.

2. Strategic Task Force
The Minister for Health and Children, Mr. Micheál Martin,T.D., expanded the brief of the Strategic Task Force outlining the following terms of reference and requested interim recommendations within three months of its first meeting.

Terms of Reference
1. To review international research so as to identify evidence based measures effective in preventing alcohol related harm.
2. To examine the changes in alcohol consumption and related harm in the last decade.
3. To examine attitudes and actions that have influenced alcohol policy in Ireland since the publication of the National Alcohol Policy, 1996.
4. To recommend specific, evidence based, measures to Government to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm in Ireland.
5. The Task Force should produce interim recommendations on effective measures within three months of its first meeting.


Date:2002
Call No:REF, Irish Drugs Policy
Pages:47 p.
Publisher:Department of Health and Children
Corporate Creators:Strategic Task Force on Alcohol
Place of Publication:Dublin
Keywords:alcohol consumption, Ireland, per capita consumption, public policy on alcohol, social policy prevention approach
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Accession Number:HRB 408 (Available), HRB 409 (Available), HRB 410 (Available), HRB 1346 (Available), HRB 1347 (Available)
Subjects:G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol

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