Alcohol Harm to Others in Ireland

The ‘Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland’ report examines alcohol harm to people other than the drinker in three Irish settings – the general population, the workplace and children and families. The report confirms that there is very significant harm associated with alcohol, extending far beyond that experienced by the person drinking, in each of these settings.

The report was commissioned in response to a growing recognition of alcohol related harm and how it extends from the person who is drinking to those around them. Significant public health and safety concerns are raised by the harm caused to other individuals and to wider society – and the report shows that over a quarter of the population has experienced harm due to another’s drinking.

The HSE published the Alcohol's Harm to Others in Ireland report in March 2014. Read or download the full report, and a shorter Key Findings document, from the links on this page.