February 2, 2021
Alcohol related deaths a cause for serious concern – Flynn

Sinn Féin MLA Órlaithí Flynn has urged caution in relation to alcohol and to have their say on the substance misuse consultation.

The party’s spokesperson for drugs and alcohol was speaking following the publication of the alcohol related deaths statistics.

Órlaithí Flynn said:

“The high number of alcohol-related deaths must be a cause of deep concern across all aspects of society.

“It is important to remember that behind each one of these is a family and community grieving about the loss of a life.

“The impact of alcohol continues to affect deprived areas disproportionately with deaths three times higher than least deprived areas.

“The Minister of Health has promised a consultation on minimum unit pricing for alcohol later this year.

“I urge everyone to consider deeply their relationship to alcohol and to have their say on the current Department of Health consultation on substance misuse.” 

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Dublin homeless numbers reported inaccurately for several months

Admin error has led to an over count of c300 single people

It is important that the Minister does not use this genuine error to massage latest homeless figures to be released today

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Housing @EOBroin will be live on @PatKennyNT today from 11:40am.

Listen here: http://newstalk.com


Everyone has been more than reasonable in giving space to the DUP.

Public patience has now run out.

The question for the DUP is are they prepared to accept the outcome of last May’s Assembly election and share power with others on an equal basis?

I am determined to work for…

📻 Sinn Féin spokesperson on EU Affairs @ROMurchu will be live on @LatedebateRTE tonight, from 10:00pm.

Listen here: http://rte.ie/radio1

Load More