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# Public Health Alcohol Bill

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# New Law
You won't be able to use supermarket loyalty points to get discounts on alcohol from today
The enactment of another provision from the Public Health Alcohol Bill 2018 follows the introduction of the so-called “booze curtain” in November.
# alcohol bill
Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely
A minister has said it would risk “undermining the effectiveness” of minimum pricing if it’s not implemented at the same as Northern Ireland.
# minimum pricing
Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.
# Banned
Companies that break new alcohol advertisement rules will face fines and jail time
Alcohol ads will be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next week.
# Lobbying
'Unenforceable and unworkable': Government given legal warning over alcohol ad restrictions
Laws prohibiting the advertising of alcohol within 200 metres of schools will come into effect later this year.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
# food and drink
Heineken warned that new alcohol laws will make Ireland ‘less attractive’ for foreign investment
The beer giant lobbied the Health Minister before the controversial bill was passed.
Alcohol ads to be banned near schools, creches and playgrounds from next year
From 12 November 2019, ads for alcohol in the cinema will also be banned except for over 18s movies.
# finally made it
After 1,000 days of debate, the government's landmark alcohol legislation has been passed
The bill, first introduced in 2015, passed through the Dáil this evening.
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
Cancer warning labels on alcohol products will not be ditched from Public Health Alcohol Bill
There were reports that warnings on alcohol products linking excessive consumption to fatal cancers were to be removed.
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
Decision to not include cancer warnings on alcohol products an 'insult to those who have suffered from cancer'
Senator Frances Black was reacting to the news that cancer warning labels are expected to be dropped from the Alcohol Bill.
# new alcohol laws
Irish Cancer Society urges minister not to drop proposed cancer warning labels on alcohol products
Political parties are under pressure to weaken some aspects of the legislation.
# Advertising
FactCheck: Would the new alcohol bill ban the Guinness Christmas ad?
It’s a claim made by the alcohol lobby, but does it stand up to scrutiny?
# minimum pricing
Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol
Simon Harris says he won’t be “holding off on it forever”.
# Public Health Alcohol Bill
Here's what the minimum price for booze will be under new alcohol rules
A 500 ml can of Dutch Gold will cost €1.58.
Debate Room: Are proposed restrictions on alcohol advertising going too far?
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill restricts ads so they are less likely to glamorise our relationship with alcohol.
# booze
Costs for local shops and the Guinness Christmas ad... just two stumbling blocks facing alcohol bill
The bill seeks to restrict the sale and advertising of alcohol across the country.
'Lobbyists are lining up to kill the Alcohol Bill'
Senator Frances Black finds it ‘disheartening’ to watch legislation picked apart that she believes will protect families all over Ireland.
'From Puck Fair to the Cork Jazz, our festivals are dependent on the drinks industry'
The Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will jeopardise the partnerships that make cultural events possible, writes Patricia Callan.
# drinking kills
Could your bottle of beer soon carry scary, cigarette-style warning labels?
The Health Minister will get the power to set the size of warnings on alcohol products.
# counting the cost
12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket
Each unit of alcohol will be required to cost €1 under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
# Showdown
There's trouble between Fine Gael and the Independent Alliance again... this time it's over alcohol
Independent Alliance TDs say certain sections of the Public Health Alcohol Bill are akin to a “nanny state”.
# off limits
New laws on the way to curb the spread of pubs and off licences
Frances Fitzgerald and planning minister Paudie Coffey have agreed a proposal to grant new veto-on-development powers to city and county councils.
Opinion: Our harmful drinking culture impacts us all – we urgently need to tackle it
A hazardous level of alcohol consumption exists across Irish society, but women and young people are showing the most alarming trends.
# Drink
'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White
Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.