Alcohol deaths in Ireland and Northern Ireland – an aid to interpretation
Ireland map in people

The Institute has published a new technical resource – Alcohol deaths in Ireland and Northern Ireland: an aid to interpretation – to inform policy on this issue. 

The technical resource aims to support individuals and organisations who are interpreting data on alcohol-related deaths on the island. Following a UK wide consultation in 2017, ‘alcohol-specific deaths’ is the definition now used in Northern Ireland, whereas ‘alcohol-related deaths’ is used In Ireland. 

The resource lists the specific medical conditions included within each definition and reports how alcohol deaths are recorded.

Latest resources

15 Apr, 2024 - IPH has published a Policy Brief on the UK Tobacco and Vapes Bill and what it will mean for Northern Ireland in the near future. Access the policy brief here. The Bill seeks to reduce…
9 Apr, 2024 - The Institute of Public Health (IPH) has launched a new case study providing practical guidance on how to undertake a Health Impact Assessment (HIA).‘Mellow Village: A Health Impact Assessment Case…
9 Apr, 2024 - New HIA Case Study - practical guidance on how to undertake a Health Impact AssessmentThe Institute of Public Health (IPH) has launched a new hypothetical case study providing practical guidance on…