The Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Traditions

AA’s The Twelve Traditions are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
1
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express Himself in our Group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants – they do not govern.
3
The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5
Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6
An A.A. Group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7
Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.
9
A.A., as such, ought never be organised; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10
Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11
Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.
12
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

News & Updates

Service Handbook For Ireland – 2024 Edition

The Service Handbook For Ireland – 2024 Edition is now available to purchase from the online store.

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AA For The Older Alcoholic – Revised Edition

AA World Services have revised and reformatted AA for the Older Alcoholic – Never too Late (P25) to a new redesigned book and is now available from GSO.

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All Ireland Convention 2025

All Ireland 2025

68th All Ireland Convention

Clayton Hotel, Sligo

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th April 2025

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2023 Audited Accounts

2023 Audited Accounts

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Draft Conference Minutes March 2024 Now Available

A copy of the draft minutes from Conference March 2024 are now available to view and read.

Please Click Here for a copy.

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Important Notice – GSO Closed Tuesday 16th April 2024

The General Service Office will be closed on Tuesday 16th April 2024 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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GSO Closed Good Friday & Easter Monday

The GSO will be closed on March 29th, Good Friday and April 1st, Easter Monday.

The office will reopen on Tuesday 2nd of April at 9.30am

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GSO Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the General Service Office will not open until 2pm on Monday the 19th February 2024
We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Phone System & Email disruption

December 22 Update 2pm – Internet and phone services have now been restored.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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GSO Christmas Closing Times

GSO Christmas Closing Times

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The Online Shop now lets you view items in Euro or Sterling.

The Online Shop now lets you view items in Euro or Sterling.

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Meetings missing in Meeting Finder

We are currently working on a technical issue with our provider to resolve an issue that is affecting our meeting finder.

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Service Handbook – Back In Stock!

Service Handbook – Back In Stock!

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October Bank Holiday 2023

GSO will be closed Monday 30th October 2023. The office will reopen for business as normal on Tuesday 31st October.

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Directory of AA Groups in Ireland September 2023

The Directory of AA Groups in Ireland is now available to purchase, through the online shop or at the General Service Office.  This booklet is confidential and available to AA members only.

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Online Shop – Price Increases

On September 1st, prices in our Online Shop will adjust to reflect some increases in costs that have been passed onto us from AA World Services and also a V.A.T. increase that came into effect from 01/09/23.

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Website Issue – Missing Counties

We are aware of an issue with our website where some counties are not showing in the dropdown menu.

Our Web Team are aware and are working to resolve this issue.

Please bear with us while a resolution to the issue is found.

 

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Donegal Convention Added to Events

Donegal Area Convention

Theme – Freedom to be Responsible

Friday 13th to 15th October 2023 – Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Donegal

Events Page – Click Here

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Maps not working in ‘Find a meeting’

UPDATE – This issue has now been rectified.

We are aware of an issue where the ‘Show on map’ and other mapping issues are not currently working as expected.
We are working with our developers and hope to have this resloved.

-AA I.T. Team

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GSO IT Upgrade Works

Our IT systems will be undergoing upgrade works Monday the 26th June.

We expect that there will be some disruption to normal services during this time.

We thank you in advance for your patience in this regard.

Normal uninterrupted service should resume on Tuesday 27th at 9:30am.

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