THE APOSTLE TEMPERANCE, AND THE IRISH CAPUCHINS
- Networking with other agencies e.g ALCOHOL ACTION IRELAND+ IRISH BISHOPS e.g Eamon Walsh prayers book.
- Political world, in UK and Ireland, try to curb sports sponsorship, memo to Government 5th March.
- Marketing World….highly inappropriate use of kids with sports jerseys with alcohol logos.
- Prayer book plus prayer cards , huge demand esp for serenity prayer.
- Research…ie HSE + A&E Department Connolly Hospital.
- Road Safety….PARC celebration s and support with Gardai Corps.
- Dochas ….research into Suicide….
- Education e.g what is a Standard Drink am I a binge drinker . NB cheap burger…Light Beer
- Labelling cheaper drink is suspect “beer is cheaper than water “The strength of wine or beer corkage.
- Professional Help telephone numbers accessible…. AA, Sr Concilio Athy, Aiséirí etc.
- Consequences; and Cost to Exchequer.
- Domestic Violence in the increase e.g Fights, stabbing s….with the demise of local pub
- Cost & upset in Emergency Departments Pay for visit & Ambulance Service + Deaths
- Cost of hospital beds with alcohol related illness
- Public Order…Law antiquated… Drink Driving no effort at rehab just off the road for 3 ye14 Spirituality prayer……foster temperance and balance in the all aspects of life, fighting addictive behaviour….alcohol drugs …screen time etc.
“10th April 1838 – 10th April 2013 so its 175 years since my great great grand Uncle took the pledge this year”
NB: This event will be commemorated in July at our Provincial Chapter.