October 2012

Gambling Widespread in GAA

Gaelic Players Association Chief Executive Dessie Farrell has warned that gambling addiction is on the increase among GAA players. See article linked below:

http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2012/1030/343589-gambling/

Minister Alex White to launch Alcohol Action Ireland Conference

Minister of State at the Department of Health Alex White will open Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference, “Time Please… For Change”, at the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, Dublin 2, next Thursday, November 1st. Attendance is FREE.

The RISE Team will be there!

http://alcoholireland.ie/2012/minister-alex-white-to-launch-alcohol-acti...

Our Dangerous Affair with Alcohol

More than 1.2 million people in Ireland said they had seen the effects of harmful drinking either personally or among family and friends, according to the national survey on attitudes to drink.

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/our-dangerous-affair-with-alcoho...

Frances interview on BBC Radio Ulster

Frances gave a BBC Radio Ulster interview last Sunday where she spoke openly and honestly about the fact that we as a nation are in denial when it comes to our drink culture and our unhealthy relationship with alcohol.

The podcast is linked below and the interview with Frances is about 12 minutes in. It's well worth a listen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ethics

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund Coffee Day this Friday, October 5th

We are delighted to have partnered with The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund who are having a nationwide Coffee Day this Friday, October 5th in aid 1Life and RISE.

Please support this fundraising event if you can!

Details linked below...

http://www.facebook.com/1liferisecoffeeday