Our community reps on the NW Drug and Alcohol Task Force have alerted us to the ‘Alcohol Related Harm Profile 2017’. Key facts for Sligo include:
Sligo has the 4nd lowest mortality rate for alcohol related causes for all ages per 100,000 population (53.0, National 65.4) in Ireland.
The rate of potential years of life lost per 100,000 from selected alcohol related causes in Sligo is higher than average for males (1608) and lower than average for females (171.5) than nationally (males 1289.3 and females 377.1). Sligo ranks 7th for males and 22nd for females nationally
In 2014, Sligo had above average male in-patient rate per 100,000 for mental and behavioural disorders due to alcohol disease (135.7, National 74.1).
Following a consultation with members and the Sligo PPN Secretariat, a submission to the Ireland 2040 National Planning Framework was made. This National Plan will set out development targets for the next 20 years – we want sustainable development in Sligo and a greater equality in living standards for all our communities. To see our submission click here. To see other submissions made by Sligo PPN go to our Influencing Policy Page.