Health Committee calls for ‘Sale of Alcohol’ Bill to be brought forward

The Joint Committee on Health and Children has called on the Government to bring the Sale of Alcohol bill before the Oireachtas as quickly as possible.

There was unanimous cross-party support for the motion moved by Labour Deputy Robert Dowds.

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said,  “The motion was timely, not only because this is a day being hijacked as a marketing gimmick by a major drinks company, but also given the important body of work done in this area by former Minister of State Roisín Shortall. Members of the Committee from all parties paid tribute to Deputy Shortall’s achievements and commitment during her relatively short time in the Department of Health and wished her well for the future.”


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