drinkaware.ie website

2006 > Ongoing


To prevent and reduce alcohol misuse in Ireland.


Established in 2006 Drinkaware's vision is an Ireland where alcohol is not misused, and their mission is to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse in Ireland and delay the age of first drink.  

The website (www.drinkaware.ie) was redesigned and relaunched in December 2008.  The site was updated early 2016 following changes to the organisation and hosts a complete new look.  It was also updated in 2020, with the main sections being, Understanding Alcohol, Alcohol & Health, Tools & Resources, Parents and Research.  

The website is supported by a dedicated Facebook page and Twitter.


Large number of commercial and non-commercial bodies.


The website had over 1.18+ million unique visitors (until September 2014).
In early 2011 the drinkaware.ie Facebook page had just over 2,000 'likes' this figure has now grown to almost 80,000 (November 2017).  
In the first six months of 2017, more than 35,000 people used the tools on the website.

Measurement & evaluation

Research conducted by Millward Browne Lansdowne (amongst a nationally representative sample of over 18's) in January 2014 showed:

86% said drinkaware.ie shopd be used more widely and 70% said it was effective without pointing the finger.
81% were aware of drinkaware.ie.
87% said that it is a good idea for drinkaware.ie to advertise about responsible drinking.




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