Alcohol Action Ireland has released its annual Alcohol Market Review and Price Survey for 2018. The report highlights the affordability of alcohol in Ireland and stresses the importance of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill and the minimum unit price measures within the bill.
Some of the reports main findings:
- Irish Men can drink to weekly low risk threshold for as little as €8.49; women €5.49.
- Ireland’s Off-Licence holders share a €3.74 billion market.
- A standard measure of beer/cider can be bought for about 50c, gin/vodka for about 60c and wine for about 56c.
The survey was conducted over seven days, 22-29 July, across four nationwide locations, two urban and two regional/rural centres. The survey highlights that cider products remain the cheapest, strongest alcohol products available to the off-trade consumer. Beer products are the second cheapest just ahead of wine and spirit products.
IPH alcohol-related work:
- In 2017 IPH organised a Knowledge Exchange Forum hosted by the North South Alcohol Policy Advisory Group (NSAPAG) – which IPH are members of. This was the second KES following the previous seminar in 2015.
- In partnership with the Department of Health in Northern Ireland, IPH is currently undertaking a review of the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs Strategy Phase 2 (NSD-2) 2011-2016. The review will help inform any future alcohol and drug related policy in Northern Ireland.
For all other alcohol related work by IPH, click here.
 1 standard drink is 10g of pure alcohol or approximately ½ pint of beer/cider, 1 small glass of wine or 1 measure of spirits