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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 203 - North-South Implementation Bodies [6514/13]. (07 Feb 2013)

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203. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the establishment of a North/South Alcohol Body; the terms of references; the membership proposed from either side of the border; and when he expects the Body to have its first meeting. [6514/13] 

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): A North/South Alcohol Forum has been established at the request of my Department and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland. The aim of the forum is to contribute to reducing alcohol related harm on the island of Ireland. A scoping meeting was held last October to discuss the establishment of the North/South Alcohol Forum and terms of reference were agreed. The Forum met for the first time on the 05th February.

 
The Terms of Reference of the Forum are to:
- Provide a forum for discussion on alcohol issues;
- Strengthen all island alcohol initiatives;
- Exploit opportunities for North South cooperation on alcohol;
- Identify policy solutions and other measures to improve the legislative and regulatory arrangements impacting on supply and use of alcohol;
- Share information on evidence and research and
- Develop pathways for improved policy making and action.
The Membership of the Forum is as follows:
 
Organisation
Dr John Devlin
Dept of Health
Mr Liam McCormack
Dept of Health
Mr Seamus Carroll
Dept of Justice and Equality
Ms Noreen Walsh
Dept of Justice and Equality
Mr Joe Doyle
Health Service Executive
Mr Andy Walker
Health Service Executive
Mr Owen Metcalfe
Institute of Public Health
Dr Helen McAvoy
Institute of Public Health
Dr Joanna Purdy
Institute of Public Health
Dr Deirdre Mongan
Health Research Board
Mrs Bernie McCrory
CAWT Cooperation and Working Together
Prof Frank Murray
Beaumont Hospital
Dr Joe Barry
Trinity College Dublin
Ms Fiona Ryan
Alcohol Action Ireland
Mr Gary Maxwell
Dept of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Ms Maureen McCartney
Dept of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Mr Kieron Moore
Dept of Health, Social Services and Public Safety
Mr Liam Quinn
Dept of Social Development
Ms Caroline Hobson
Dept of Social Development
Ms Cathy Mullan
Public Health Agency
Mr Owen O'Neill
Public Health Agency
Prof Ian Young
Queens University Belfast
Ms Jenny Irvine
ARC Healthy Living Centre
Dr Declan Bedford
RCPI Alcohol Lead
Mr Stephen Bergin
Health and Social Care Board
Ms Anne Bill
FASA Forum for Action on Substance Abuse and Suicide Awareness
 
 
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