Minister to seek approval on minimum pricing for alcohol

The Minister for Health has confirmed that he will seek Cabinet approval on the minimum unit price of alcohol by the end of the year.

Simon Harris was responding to calls from Alcohol Action Ireland to fully implement the Public Health Alcohol Bill, which became law last year.

The first tranche of measures of the act will come into effect in three weeks’ time.

From 12 November, alcohol advertising on public transport, at stations and stops, will be prohibited.

Ads promoting alcohol will not be shown at under 18 movies in cinemas.

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Source: 2019. Accessed on October 16th 2019