|Report on alcohol consumption shows 17% fall||| Print ||
|Sunday, 05 February 2012|
A report commissioned by the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland, ‘The Estimates of Average Adult Alcohol Consumption 2001-2011’, suggests that the average consumption per person fell to 12 litres a year, representing a 17% drop over the decade. Compiler of the report Anthony Foley of Dublin City University said that average consumption had decreased in Ireland while increasing in several OECD countries.
Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland pointed out, however, that the first significant decrease, from 2003 to 2006, coincided with an increase in tax on alcohol, and she also pointed out that it was necessary to take into account the fact that one in five people in Ireland do not drink alcohol.