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Robinson, Mark and Mackay, Daniel and Lewsey, Jim and Richardson, Elizabeth and Beeston, Clare (2021) Evaluating the impact of minimum unit pricing (MUP) on off‐trade alcohol sales in Scotland: a controlled interrupted time series study. Addiction , Early online . (In Press)

Dillon, Lucy (2021) Alcohol pricing and marketing: policy actions from WHO. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 76, Winter 2021 , pp. 8-11.

Wilson, Luke B and Angus, Colin and Pryce, Robert and Holmes, John and Brennan, Alan and Gillespie, Duncan (2021) Do dual purchasers behave differently? An analysis of purchasing data for households that buy both alcohol and tobacco in the United Kingdom. Addiction , Early online .

Stockwell, Tim and Andreasson, Sven and Cherpitel, Cheryl and Chikritzhs, Tanya and Dangardt, Frida and Holder, Harold and Naimi, Timothy and Sherk, Adam (2021) The burden of alcohol on health care during COVID-19. Drug and Alcohol Review , 40 , (1) , pp. 3-7.

Bryant, Lucy and Lightowlers, Carly (2021) The socioeconomic distribution of alcohol-related violence in England and Wales. PLoS ONE , 16 , (2) , e0243206.

Sherk, Adam and Stockwell, Tim and April, Nicole and Churchill, Samuel and Sorge, Justin and Gamache, Philippe (2020) The potential health impact of an alcohol minimum unit price in Québec: an application of the international model of alcohol harms and policies. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , 81 , (5) , pp. 631-640.

Institute of Public Health. (2020) Institute of Public Health welcomes commitment to a full public consultation on the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol in Northern Ireland. IPH blog .

Stockwell, Tim and Churchill, Samuel and Sherk, Adam and Sorge, Justin and Gruenewald, Paul (2020) How many alcohol-attributable deaths and hospital admissions could be prevented by alternative pricing and taxation policies? Modelling impacts on alcohol consumption, revenues and related harms in Canada. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada , 40 , (5-6) , pp. 153-164.

O'Donnell, Amy and Anderson, Peter and Jané-Llopis, Eva and Manthey, Jakob and Kaner, Eileen and Rehm, Jürgen (2019) Immediate impact of minimum unit pricing on alcohol purchases in Scotland: controlled interrupted time series analysis for 2015-18. BMJ , 366 , (l5274) , l5274.

Dillon, Lucy (2019) The drug economy and youth interventions. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 70, Summer 2019 , pp. 12-14.

Angus, Colin and Holmes, John and Meier, Petra S (2019) Comparing alcohol taxation throughout the European Union. Addiction , 114 , (8) , pp. 1489-1494.

Freeman, Tom P and Groshkova, Teodora and Cunningham, Andrew and Sedefov, Roumen and Griffiths, Paul and Lynskey, Michael T (2019) Increasing potency and price of cannabis in Europe, 2006‐2016. Addiction , 114 , (6) .

Bellis, Mark A and Hughes, Karen and Ford, Kat and Ramos Rodriguez, Gabriela and Sethi, Dinesh and Passmore, Jonathon (2019) Life course health consequences and associated annual costs of adverse childhood experiences across Europe and North America: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet Public Health , 4 , (10) .

Sharma, Anurag and Vandenberg, Brian (2019) Heterogenous wealth effects of minimum unit price on purchase of alcohol: Evidence using scanner data. PLoS ONE , 14 , (12) , e0225538.

Jha, Prabhat (2018) The health, poverty, and financial consequences of a cigarette price increase among 500 million male smokers in 13 middle income countries: compartmental model study. BMJ , 361 .

Chisholm, Ian and Moro, Daniela and Bertram, Melanie and Pretorius, Carel and Gmel, Gerrit (2018) Are the “best buys” for alcohol control still valid? An update on the comparative cost-effectiveness of alcohol control strategies at the global level. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , 79 , (4) .

Boniface, Sadie and Scannell, Jack W and Marlowe, Sally (2017) Evidence for the effectiveness of minimum pricing of alcohol: a systematic review and assessment using the Bradford Hill criteria for causality. BMJ Open , 7 , e013497.

Li, Jessica and Lovatt, Melanie and Eadie, Douglas and Dobbie, Fiona and Meier, Petra and Holmes, John and Hastings, Gerard and Mackintosh, Anne Marie (2017) Public attitudes towards alcohol control policies in Scotland and England: Results from a mixed-methods study. Social Science & Medicine , 177 .

Andreangeli, Adrianna (2016) Between the needs of public health and free markets: the Scottish Minimum Alcohol pricing saga nears the end… what now? Competition Law in Edinburgh .

Meier, Petra and Holmes, John and Angus, Colin and Ally, Abdallah and Meng, Yang and Brennan, Alan (2016) Estimated effects of different alcohol taxation and price policies on health inequalities: a mathematical modelling study. PLoS ONE , 13 , (2) , e1001963.

Pförtner, Timo-Kolja and Moor, Irene and Rathmann, Katharina and Hublet, Anne and Molcho, Michal and Kunst, Anton E and Richter, Matthias (2015) The association between family affluence and smoking among 15-year-old adolescents in 33 European countries, Israel and Canada: the role of national wealth. Addiction , 110 , (1) , pp. 162-173.

Nelson, Jon P (2015) Alcohol prices and mortality due to liver cirrhosis: robust-regression results for the European Union, 2000-2010. Sage Open , pp. 1-11.

Ter Bogt, Tom F M and de Looze, Margreet and Molcho, Michal and Godeau, Emmanuelle and Hublet, Anne and Kokkevi, Anna and Kuntsche, Emmanuel and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse and Franelic, Iva Pejnovic and Simons-Morton, Bruce and Sznitman, Sharon and Vieno, Alessio and Vollebergh, W and Pickett, William (2014) Do societal wealth, family affluence and gender account for trends in adolescent cannabis use? A 30 country cross-national study. Addiction , 109 , (2) , pp. 273-283.

Mongan, Deirdre (2012) Steering Group’s recommendations on minimum pricing, marketing and sponsorship. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 41, Spring 2012 , pp. 3-4.

Comiskey, Catherine and O'Sullivan, Karin and Milnes, Jennie (2012) Regional drug user services in times of scarce financial resources: using a rapid assessment response approach to evaluate, plan, and prioritize essential services. Substance Use & Misuse , 47 , (3) , pp. 254-264.

Lhachimi, Stefan K and Cole, Katie J and Nusselder, Wilma J and Smit, HA and Baili, Paolo and Bennett, Kathleen and Pomerleau, Joceline and McKee, Martin and Charlesworth, Kate and Kulik, Margarete C and Mackenbach, Johan P and Boshuizen, Hendriek (2012) Health impacts of increasing alcohol prices in the European Union: a dynamic projection. Preventive Medicine , 55 , (3) , pp. 237-243.

Quinn, Casey and Lewis, Sarah and Edwards, Richard and McNeill, Ann (2011) Economic evaluation of the removal of tobacco promotional displays in Ireland. Tobacco Control , 20 , (2) , pp. 151-155.

Mongan, Deirdre (2009) Alcohol affordability linked to harmful use. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 31, Autumn 2009 , p. 16.

Mongan, Deirdre (2009) Alcohol pricing and promotion. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 29, Spring 2009 , pp. 15-16.

Mongan, Deirdre (2008) Review of policy on alcohol pricing in Scotland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 30, Summer 2009 , pp. 13-14.

McCrystal, Patrick and Percy, Andrew and Higgins, Kathryn (2007) The cost of drug use in adolescence: Young people, money and substance abuse. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy , 14 , (1) , pp. 19-28.

Quigley, Paul A and Usher, C and Bennett, K and Feely, J (2006) Socioeconomic influences on benzodiazepine consumption in an Irish region. European Addiction Research , 12 , (3) , pp. 145-150.

Bogt, T ter and Schmid, H and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse and Fotiou, A and Vollebergh, W (2006) Economic and cultural correlates of cannabis use among mid-adolescents in 31 countries. Addiction , 101 , (2) , pp. 241-251.

Easkins, John M and Gallagher, Liam A (2003) Dynamic almost ideal demand systems: an empirical analysis of alcohol expenditure in Ireland. Applied Economics , 35 , (9) , pp. 1025-1036.

Walsh, B and Walsh, Dermot (1980) The feasibility of price control in reducing alcoholism. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica , 62 Issue , (S285) , pp. 265-269.


Alcohol Action Ireland. [Alcohol Action Ireland] Alcohol Action welcome government intention to commence minimum pricing of alcohol products. (15 Mar 2021)

[Irish Times] , Pope, Conor ‘Ocean of alcohol’ pouring into Irish homes since Covid-19 pandemic. (11 Mar 2021)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Rourke, Ryan Warning over 'exceptional affordability' of alcohol — 17 units for just €7.65. (20 Aug 2020)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Lowering alcohol excise duty would be counter to public health policy. (30 Jun 2020)

[] , Murray, Sean Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'. (23 May 2020)

[Irish Times] , Paul, Mark Roll up, roll up: capitalism will drive cannabis legalisation in Ireland. (23 Aug 2019)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Cannabis: More people seeking treatment as strength doubles. (12 Jan 2019)

[] , Murray, Sean 'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'. (03 Sep 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , McGlynn, Michelle Irish alcohol consumption 80% above global average, says Alcohol Action Ireland. (27 Aug 2018)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Scottish introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing will save lives. (01 May 2018)

[] , Horan, Niamh 'If our house prices rise, so does cocaine use and we are at it again' - Dr Chris Luke says drug played a role in the crash. (18 Dec 2017)

[] , Finn, Christina Here's what the minimum price for booze will be under new alcohol rules. (10 Nov 2017)

[Irish Times] , O'Halloran, Marie Women exposed to dangerous weekly alcohol limit for just over €4.95. (09 Nov 2017)

[Irish Times] , O'Halloran, Marie Minimum alcohol pricing to be delayed until Stormont operating. (09 Nov 2017)

[Institute of Public Health] IPH says Minimum Unit Pricing key to tackling inequalities in alcohol-related harm. (02 Nov 2017)

[] , Heneghan, Conor Survey reveals Irish men can reach their recommended low-risk alcohol limit for just €7.65 a week. (29 Aug 2017)

[BBC News Online] Ruling expected on Scottish minimum alcohol price. (21 Oct 2016)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Statement from Alcohol Action Ireland in relation to the Scottish Court of Session ruling on minimum unit pricing:. (21 Oct 2016)

[] , Sheehan, Aideen More than half price of bottle of wine goes to Government in tax. (02 Jun 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Leogue, Joe Unit pricing of alcohol ‘better’ than low-cost selling. (05 Feb 2015)

[] , Griffin, Sam You can't raise a glass to 'Welfare Wednesday', say department chiefs. (06 Jan 2015)

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Another round in the alcohol debate. (10 Oct 2014)

[] Here’s what the economic crisis did for illegal cigarettes in Ireland. (22 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Drinks industry says call for tax hike ‘blunt instrument’. (08 Sep 2014)

[] New research on alcohol consumption suggests that moderate drinkers have better income levels than those who do not drink. (04 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Buckley, Dan 74% of younger smokers switch to cheap brands. (03 Aug 2014)

[] Ireland has the third highest illegal tobacco trade in Europe. (30 Mar 2014)

[Irish Independent] , Sheehan, Aideen and Hade, Emma Jane Beer 'cheaper than water' in shops. (24 Feb 2014)

Royal college of Physicians of Ireland. Royal College of Physicians of Ireland calls for urgent measures to restrict availability of cheap alcohol. (03 Feb 2014)

[Irish Independent] , Murray, Frank Prof Frank Murray: Taking the right steps to curb 'drink culture'. (25 Oct 2013)

[] Ministers Fitzgerald, Reilly and White announce measures to deal with alcohol misuse. (24 Oct 2013)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] We can no longer afford the price of cheap alcohol, says Alcohol Action Ireland. (23 Sep 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Rogers, Stephen Local ‘a luxury many can no longer afford’. (09 Sep 2013)

[RTE News] Call for taxes on off-licence sector to increase. (23 Aug 2013)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] National alcohol charity says the latest increase in spending on booze reflects the urgent need for a comprehensive national alcohol strategy. (22 Aug 2013)

[Irish Independent] , Heffernan, Breda Call on ban on below cost drink sales. (29 Jul 2013)

[Irish Examiner] Varadkar backs base price for alcohol. (03 Jun 2013)

[] Retailers hurt by illicit trading. (25 Apr 2013)

[RTE News] Doctors call for action to be taken against cut-price alcohol. (12 Apr 2013)

[Irish Examiner] Revenue numbers show falling trend of alcohol consumption. (08 Mar 2013)

[] Call for minimum pricing on alcohol. (01 Nov 2012)

National Youth Council of Ireland. [National Youth Council of Ireland] Youth Council to press Noonan for social responsibility levy on drinks industry. (31 Oct 2012)

[Sunday Independent] , Reilly, Jerome Illegal trade costs State €860m in lost revenue. (28 Oct 2012)

[Irish Medical Times] , Lynch, Priscilla GP rejects relevance of methadone waiting list drop. (22 Aug 2012)

[Royal College of Physicians of Ireland] New RCPI policy group on alcohol to recommend minimum pricing and restricted availability to reduce deaths. (30 Jul 2012)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Year-on-year public backing for ‘minimum price’ for alcohol – time to implement Substance Misuse Strategy recommendations on alcohol pricing and marketing. (11 Jul 2012)

[Belfast Telegraph] , McNeilly, Claire Minister rounds on retailers over cheap booze promotions. (13 Apr 2012)

[NICE] Minimum pricing to target young and problem drinkers. (27 Mar 2012)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] Government Excise Duty decision “incomprehensible” as €2.2billion in cuts implemented – Excise duty restoration could have earned the Government €178million. (06 Dec 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Kenny, Mary Anne IMO backs new calls for alcohol minimum pricing. (09 Nov 2011)

[BBC News Online] [Northern Ireland] Executive plan to raise minimum price of alcohol. (16 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] People can become addicted to alcohol for less than €10 per week, Health Committee is told. (23 Sep 2011)

[The Economist] Markets in everything. User-friendly data. (15 Jul 2011)

[Alcohol Action Ireland] ‘F’ for failure – alcohol charity urges new Government to get a result and tackle detrimental impact of alcohol on young people. (24 Jan 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Ireland paying heavy price for alcohol. (07 Dec 2010)

[Irish Medical Times] , Connors, Aoife Recession causing surge in drug and alcohol abuse. (18 Nov 2010)


Griffiths, Rachel and O'Connell, Martin and Smith, Kate (2020) Tackling heavy drinking through tax reform and minimum unit pricing. London: The Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Ferguson, Karl and Beeston, Clare and Giles, Lucie (2020) Public attitudes to Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol in Scotland. Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

WHO Regional Office for Europe. (2020) Alcohol pricing in the WHO European Region. update report on the evidence and recommended policy actions. Copenhagan: World Health Organization.

Giles, Lucie and Richardson, Elizabeth (2020) Monitoring and evaluating Scotland’s alcohol strategy (MESAS). Monitoring report 2020. Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

Robinson, Mark and Mackay, Daniel and Giles, Lucie and Lewsey, James and Beeston, Clare (2020) Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on sales-based alcohol consumption in Scotland: controlled interrupted time series analyses. Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

Stead, Martine and Critchlow, Nathan and Eadie, Douglas and Fitzgerald, Niamh and Angus, Kathryn and Purves, Richard I and McKell, Jennifer and Mackintosh, Anne Marie (2020) Evaluating the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing in Scotland: Observational study of small retailers. University of Stirling.

Institute of Alcohol Studies. (2020) Minimum unit pricing in Scotland: what we know so far about its effects on consumption and health harms. London: Institute of Alcohol Studies.

Hoe, Connie H and Weiger, Caitlin and Cohen, Joanna (2020) Increasing taxes on tobacco: advocacy lessons from Ukraine. Baltimore, MD: Institute for Global Tobacco Control.

Panzone, Luca and Albani, Viviana (2020) Understanding the link between alcohol excises and the price of alcoholic drinks in UK supermarkets using scanner data. London: Alcohol Change UK.

Coomber, Kerri and Miller, Peter and Taylor, Nicholas and Livingston, Michael and Smith, James P and Buykx, Penny and Clifford, Robyn and Scott, Debbie and Clifford, Sarah and Chikritzhs, Tanya and Nambiar, Dhanya and Moayeri, Foruhar (2020) Investigating the introduction of the alcohol minimum unit price in the Northern Territory. Final report. Geelong Australia: Deakin University.

Iconic Consulting. (2020) Minimum Unit Pricing in Scotland: a qualitative study of children and young people’s own drinking and related behaviour. Edinburgh: Iconic Consulting.

Robinson, Mark (2020) Evaluating the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) on sales-based consumption in Scotland: an interrupted time series analysis. Analysis plan. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

Giles, Lucie and Robinson, Mark and Beeston, Clare (2019) Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol evaluation. Sales-based consumption: a descriptive analysis of one year post-MUP off-trade alcohol sales data. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

World Health Organization. (2019) The SAFER technical package: five areas of intervention at national and subnational levels. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Pan American Health Organization. (2019) Policy brief: alcohol taxation and pricing policies in the region of the Americas. Washington DC: Pan American Health Organization.

Giles, Lucie and Robinson, Mark and Beeston, Clare (2019) Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol evaluation sales-based consumption: a descriptive analysis of one year post-MUP off-trade alcohol sales data. Edinburgh: Public Health Scotland.

Angus, Colin and Henney, Maddy (2019) Modelling the impact of alcohol duty policies since 2012 in England & Scotland. ScHARR, University of Sheffield.

Corfe, Scott (2019) Pour decisions? The case for reforming alcohol duty. London: The Social Market Foundation.

Central Statistics Office. (2019) Comparative price levels for food, beverages and tobacco 2018. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health. (2019) Health taxes to save lives. Employing effective excise taxes on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverages. The Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health.

Bowden, Matthew (2019) The drug economy and youth interventions: an exploratory research project on working with young people involved in the illegal drugs trade. Dublin: Citywide.

Holloway, Katy and May, Tom and Buhociu, Marian and Livingston, Wulf and Perkins, Andy and Madoc-Jones, Iolo (2019) Research into the potential for substance switching following the introduction of minimum pricing for alcohol in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

NHS Health Scotland. (2018) Evaluation of the impact of minimum unit pricing in Scotland on those drinking at a harmful level: an analysis plan for work package one (WP1). Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

Central Statistics Office. (2018) Cross border shopping survey. Quarter 1 2018. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

Ross-Houle, Kim and Quigg, Zara and Bigland, Charlotte and Collins, Petra (2018) Student alcohol research and prevention activity: pre-intervention report. Liverpool John Moores University.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2018) Alcohol Action Ireland pre-budget submission: 2019. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2018) 2018 alcohol market survey. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

Foley, Anthony (2018) National and regional employment in the drinks and hospitality sector. Dublin: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems. (2018) Research and policy briefing. The MUP issue. Edinburgh: SHAAP.

Scottish Goverment. (2018) Guidance on the implementation of minimum pricing for alcohol. For sellers of alcohol and enforcement authorities in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.

Angus, Colin and Holmes, John and Brennan, A and Meier, Petra, eds. (2018) Model-based appraisal of the comparative impact of Minimum Unit Pricing and taxation policies in Wales: final report. Cardiff: Welsh Government.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2017) Alcohol price survey 2017. Including the implications of Minimum Unit Price, as proposed in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

Sornpaisarn, Bundit and Shield, Kevin D and Osterberg, Esa and Rehm, Jürgen, eds. (2017) Resource tool on alcohol taxation and pricing policies. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2016) Submission on the new National Drugs Strategy. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

World Health Organization. (2016) Assessing national capacity for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases: report of the 2015 global survey. Geneva: World Health Organization.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2015) Drug money: the illicit proceeds of opiates trafficked on the Balkan route. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Kennedy, Sean and Pigott, Victor and Walsh, Keith (2015) Economics of tobacco: an analysis of cigarette demand in Ireland. Dublin: Office of the Revenue Commissioners.

Public Health Information and Research Branch. (2014) Adult drinking patterns in Northern Ireland 2013. Belfast: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse. (2014) Minimum unit pricing: a review of its potential in a Welsh context. Wales: APoSM.

Ireland. North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group. McAvoy, Helen and Purdy, Joanna (2014) Reducing alcohol-related harm by addressing availability - maximising benefits from North South cooperation. Dublin: Institute of Public Health in Ireland.

LSE Expert Group on the Economics of Drug Policy. (2014) Ending the drug wars: Report of the LSE expert group on the economics of drug policy. London: The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Stockwell, Tim and Thomas, Gerald (2013) Is alcohol too cheap in the UK? The case for setting a minimum unit price for alcohol. London: Institute of Alcohol Studies.

Foley, Anthony (2013) Purchases of inputs by the drinks industry. Dublin: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

Power, Jim and Johns, Chris (2013) The efficacy of minimum unit pricing, fiscal and other pricing public policies for alcohol. Dublin: Department of Health.

EPS Consulting. (2012) Tackling the black market and retail crime. Dublin: Retail Ireland.

United Kingdom. Commons Health Committee. (2012) Health Committee - Third report. Government's alcohol strategy. London: Parliament.

Central Statistics Office. (2012) Consumer price index May 2012. Cork: Central Statistics Office.

Joint Committee on Health and Children. (2012) Report on the misuse of alcohol and other drugs. Dublin: Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children.

Harvey, Brian (2012) Downsizing the community sector. Changes in employment and services in the voluntary and community sector in Ireland, 2008-2012. Dublin: Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Drugs Programmes Unit. (2012) Report on the consultation process in relation to the review of the structures underpinning the National Drugs Strategy. Dublin: .

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2011) Alcohol in Ireland: finding the right measure. Pre budget submission 2012. Dublin: Alcohol Action Ireland.

Foley, Anthony (2011) The contribution of the drinks industry to tourism, festivals and sport. Dublin: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2011) Pilot study on wholesale drug prices in Europe. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Alcohol Policy Youth Network. (2011) Report on the impact of marketing, price and availability of alcohol on young people’s consumption levels. Alcohol Policy Youth Network.

Reed, Howard (2011) Tobacco taxation, smuggling and smoking in Ireland. Dublin: Irish Heart Foundation.

Revenue Commissioners. (2011) Economics of tobacco. Modelling the market for cigarettes in Ireland. Dublin: Revenue Commissioners.

Joint Board for the Student Experience, UCC. (2010) A university & students’ union policy: “UCC, alcohol & the student experience”. Cork: University College Cork.

Foley, Anthony (2010) The economic contribution of the drinks industry. Dublin: Drinks Industry Group of Ireland.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2010) Alcohol in Ireland: tackling the financial hangover. Pre budget submission 2011 & the case for minimum pricing. Alcohol Action Ireland.

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2009) Handbook for action to reduce alcohol-related harm. Copenhagen: World Health Organization.

Gurdgiev, Constantin (2009) Economic and social impact assessment of the proposed regulation of the nightclub industry in Ireland. Dublin: Irish Nightclub Industry Association.

Anderson, Peter (2007) Binge drinking and Europe. London: Instituute of Alcohol Studies.

Delaney, Liam and Harmon, Colm and Wall, Patrick G (2007) Behavioural economics and drinking behaviour : preliminary results from an Irish college study. Dublin: University College Dublin.

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Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate - Alcohol pricing. (29 Sep 2020)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Topical issue debate - Alcohol pricing. (21 May 2019)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 98 - Alcohol pricing [48180/17]. (15 Nov 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 37 - Black economy issues [16184/14] [Tobacco]. (08 Apr 2014)

[Oireachtas] Seanad Éireann debate. Finance Bill 2013 [Certified Money Bill]: Committee and remaining stages (continued). (21 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality Debate. Black market: Discussion with National Federation of Retail Newsagents. (13 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann Debate. Finance Bill 2013: Report Stage (resumed) (continued). (13 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Select Sub-Committee on Finance Debate. Finance Bill 2013: Committee Stage (resumed) (continued). (07 Mar 2013)

[Oireachtas] Alcohol consumption: Statements (Resumed). (07 Nov 2012)

[Oireachtas] Seanad debate: alcohol consumption: statements. (17 Oct 2012)

[Oireachtas] 493. Deputy Mary Mitchell O’Connor asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it would be more appropriate to have a higher rate of VAT on soft drinks and alcohol than on nutritional drinks such as juices and smoothies which all currently have a VAT rate of 23%. [33281/12]. (10 Jul 2012)

[Oireachtas] 113. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she has any contingency plans to deal with the fall-out of the cuts affecting disadvantaged young persons, cuts to drugs services, travellers education services, the canal regional youth services and other youth projects. [23996/12]. (15 May 2012)

[Oireachtas] 182. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Justice and Equality if he will implement section 9 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act which would make the structural separation of alcohol a statutory requirement as well as introducing a ban on below cost selling. [20748/12]. (25 Apr 2012)

[Oireachtas] 550. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he has given consideration to targeted measures to deal with the damaging impact on people’s health that is being caused by the availability of cheap alcohol. [37467/11]. (29 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] 233. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Health his plans to recommend the introduction of a minimum price order for the sale of alcohol in view of the below cost selling practice by some multinational supermarkets and the consequent impact of this practice on social order and public health. [36535/11]. (23 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] 602. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health the efforts he has made to ensure the appropriate selling and marketing of alcohol in pubs, off-licences, supermarkets and in public places. [35616/11]. (22 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] 600. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health the efforts he is making to tackle the alcohol and substance abuse problem here. [35614/11]. (22 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] Seanad debate: Alcohol pricing: motion. (16 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] 606. Deputy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin asked the Minister for Health his plans to introduce a ban on below-cost selling of alcohol along the lines of similar actions taken in Great Britain. [34457/11]. (15 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] Seanad debate: Adjournment matters - Alcohol pricing. (08 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] 349. Deputy Simon Harris asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the legal position regarding the consumption of alcohol at unlicensed commercial venues which charge patrons a cover charge but allow them to bring their own alcohol onto the premises; if he intends to introduce legislation in this area. [32129/11]. (02 Nov 2011)

[Oireachtas] Topical issue debate - alcohol products tax. (25 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] 613. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health his views on proposals regarding the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol; if it will result in a loss of jobs. [31528/11]. (25 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] 456. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he or his Department has engaged with the Scottish Government about the planned introduction of the minimum pricing of alcoholic products in that jurisdiction in the near future. [28219/11]. (11 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] 92. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Finance his views on the fact that the current excise duty for an off-licence makes no distinction between off-licences that have a small volume of sales and those that sell large quantities of alcohol such as supermarkets; his plans to introduce a graduated fee structure based on sales. [28200/11]. (11 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] 117. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Finance if he will consider a reduction in the cost of a wine licence for small, convenience and grocery stores owing to the very modest turnover generated from such sales... [28781/11]. (11 Oct 2011)

[Oireachtas] 82. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to introduce the ban on below cost selling of alcohol; the estimated financial loss to the Exchequer. [24438/11]. (20 Sep 2011)

[Oireachtas] 130. Deputy Liam Twomey asked the Minister for Finance the reason the Revenue Commissioners are expecting shops which sell small quantities of wine to have an off-licence certification from revenue which increases the licence cost for small shops from €500 to €5,000. [9295/11]. (03 May 2011)

[Oireachtas] 224. Deputy Peter Mathews asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to tackle the promotion and sale of cheap alcohol; his further plans to amend opening hours for off-licences; his plans to sign section 16 of the Liquor Act 2008. [8270/11]. (19 Apr 2011)

[Oireachtas] 22. Deputy John Paul Phelan asked the Minister for Finance his views on the inequity between licensing laws governing pubs.. and other outlets. [7143/11]. (07 Apr 2011)

[Oireachtas] 356. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health and Children his plans to introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol for sale from supermarkets, shops and off-licences. [6686/11]. (05 Apr 2011)

[Oireachtas] 193. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation the extent if any to which the use of alcohol as a loss leader is being used to promote sales at retail outlets. [2900/11]. (19 Jan 2011)


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Conference or Workshop Item

Gillan, Evelyn (2012) Campaign for minimum unit pricing (MUP) in Scotland. In: ‘Time Please … For Change’, 1 November 2012, Royal College of Physicians.


Citywide. (2011) There is no recession in the drugs trade: posters. Citywide, Dublin.


ASH. (2015) The economics of tobacco. London: ASH.

Alcohol Action Ireland. (2012) Minimum pricing: the key questions answered.


Statistics & Economics Branch, Office of the Revenue Commissioners. (2021) Revenue quarterly excise receipts and volumes. URL:

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