THE PUBLIC HEALTH (Alcohol) Bill is to go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law.
The much-debated legislation passed through the Seanad this evening, having been passed in the Dáil last week.
The wide-ranging piece of legislation was first published in 2015, and provides for changes such as minimum pricing on alcohol, restrictions on advertising and stark warning labels on alcohol products.
In a statement released this evening, Health Minister Simon Harris noted that the legislation “has been debated for over 1,000 days” and “has been the subject of the most intense lobbying by the alcohol industry”.
Source: Órla Ryan, The Journal, 11th October 2018