Last Thursday afternoon (8th Feb) statements during the Second Stage debate in Dáil Éireann, of the much anticipated, Public Health Alcohol Bill were heard.
Alcohol Action Ireland (AAI) have expressed deep disappointment with contribution of local TDs to the Bill.
In a statement to Sligo Today the campaigning group say, "The Bill, which has been over six years in development, and frequently delayed by industry lobbying, aims to establish a modest pattern of reduction in alcohol consumption that will sustain better public health outcomes and less alcohol related harms for our children, families and communities.
In their contribution, local Deputies Eamon Scanlon (FF) and Assistant Government Whip, Tony McLoughlin (FG), sought to criticise the Bill and advance the interests of the alcohol industry.
Source: Sigo Today, 12/02/18