Northwest Alcohol Forum backs minimum pricing for alcohol

Minimum pricing for alcohol must be introduced as a matter of urgency.

That's the key message being delivered at a conference in Dublin today, organised by Alcohol Action Ireland.

The group says a coalition of 27 bodies - which deal with the realities of drink-related harm - support the call.

Amongst those groups is the Northwest Alcohol Forum - spokesperson Anne Twomey earlier outlined what has happened at the conference so far today: