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Thursday 2 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Sunbeds

All time
# budget 2018
Vat rate on sunbed services almost doubles to 23%
Senator Catherine Noone said that sunbeds are currently defined as “care of the human body”.
# age law checks
Children to be sent on 'undercover' tanning salon missions
Similar test purchase programmes are in place for the sale of alcohol and tobacco.
# Not clever
Irish children as young as 12 are using sunbeds
The Irish Cancer Society have described the news as “very worrying”.
# Tanning
'Happy hours' a thing of the past under Leo's new sunbed rules
The Health Minister noted his “genetic tan” as he announced new measures today.
# news wrap
Lunchtime Fix: 6 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
# milky white
No tan for you: Children are officially banned from using sunbeds from today
Up to 28,000 children and teenagers use sunbeds every year.
# Not happening
No more sunbeds for debs goers
Pale all the way.
# Oireachtas agenda
Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
# Towels Out
Don't worry: German tourists hate sunbed grabbers too
They’re also not too fond of the British.
# Oireachtas agenda
Children using sunbeds, the new broadcasting charge and HSE grants
It’s the first day back in the Dáil after the Easter break, so what’s happening?
# Oireachtas agenda
How banks are helping SMEs and why the GAA signed a deal with SKY Sports
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# Prime Numbers
Sunbeds, Prince Harry, and Superquinn sausages: The week in numbers
Plus: What percentage of teenagers have received a sexual message online?
# Communion Brigade
Children making their communion being 'paraded into tanning shops to perk up their tans'
The Dáil debated legislation to ban sunbed use among under 18s this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Should planned legislation on sunbeds be stricter?
Legislation to ban the use of sunbeds by under 18s and regulate the industry has been approved but the Irish Cancer Society says this is not enough. Do you agree?
# Sunnies
Irish Cancer Society: Law to regulate use of sunbeds doesn't go far enough
The government yesterday approved legislation that will regulate the use of sunbeds in Ireland for the first time.
# Legislative agenda
Laws to extend free GP care and regulate sunbed use promised by government
The government has published a list of bills it expects to publish between now and the end of the year.
# Sunbeds
New campaign demands long-awaited law to ban teenagers from sunbeds
The Irish Cancer Society is renewing its calls for legislation to minimise the risk of skin cancers in under-18s.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# tanora
7 things we've learned about sunbeds from Twitter
You can wear false eyelashes on a sunbed. Thank God.
# Sunbeds
794 people die each year in Europe from sunbed-induced skin cancer - research
Women account for most of the melanoma cases related to sunbeds, according to the British Medical Journal.
# Sunbeds
NI to introduce ban on under-18s using sunbeds
Health Minister Edwin Poots has introduced legislation which bans people under the age of 18 from using, hiring or buying sunbeds in Northern Ireland.
# Sunbeds
California bans underage use of tanning beds
Governor Jerry Brown signs a law which prohibits under-18s from using a tanning bed – raising the age threshold from 14.