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Alcohol Bill is watered down

Small shops will be able to display a "substantial amount of alcohol" to customers after a Government climbdown.

The watering down of the Public Health Alcohol Bill will mean the proposed "booze curtain", hiding alcohol from view, will no longer be mandatory in smaller shops.

Health Minister Simon Harris was strongly lobbied by the alcohol industry to dilute the bill, which returns to the Seanad after more than a year next week.

A new memo by Department of Health officials on the changes says the decision to allow alcohol to be displayed will be limited, but will still permit a substantial amount to be on view.

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Source: Eilish O'Regan,, 04/11/17 

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