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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 399 - Alcohol consumption data [39211/17]. (20 Sep 2017)


399. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of alcohol consumption statistics to differentiate between the total alcohol consumption per capita greater than 15 years of age of the population and the total alcohol per capita greater than 15 years of age consumption in litres of pure alcohol of tourists visiting here in each of the years 2014 to 2016 respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39211/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne):  The Health Research Board (HRB) is the lead agency in Ireland responsible for supporting and funding health research, information and evidence.

 

The HRB has informed the Department that they do not collate data on alcohol consumed by tourists visiting Ireland. The table below sets out national alcohol consumption figures for those aged 15 and over, as requested by the Deputy.

Year

Ireland's Adult (15+) Per Capita Alcohol Consumption Litres of pure alcohol  

2014

11.00

2015

10.93

2016

11.46

Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Irish-related
Drug Type
Alcohol
Date
20 September 2017
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