Drinks Manufacturers Raise Concerns Over Labelling Proposals In Alcohol Bill

Irish drinks manufacturers have criticised the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, for failing to address concerns about the advertising and labelling proposals in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

The Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland (ABFI) says that Harris has not 'meaningfully engaged' with the manufacturers who will be impacted by the new legislation.

Shops will be forced to put up screens in front of alcohol aisle

Shops and off-licences are to be given a series of options aimed at making alcohol less visible to customers as part of a compromise deal put forward by the Government.

Health Minister Simon Harris has been forced to water down the controversial Public Health Alcohol Bill after it met with major opposition from lobby groups and a number of Fine Gael politicians.

New liquor laws to clamp down on underage drinking in South Australian homes and halls

ALCOHOL-fuelled teenage parties are set to be “a thing of the past” as the State Government moves to crack down on under-age drinking over the festive season.
Laws which come into effect from Monday will give police the power to fine or charge people who supply alcohol to under-age drinkers at organised parties.