The long-stalled Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, 2015, will be reintroduced in the Seanad when the House resumes after the Halloween break, the Taoiseach has confirmed.
Leo Varadkar told the Dáil on Wednesday the Bill would be in the Upper House on November 8th, as concerns were raised about the delay in bringing the controversial legislation through the Oireachtas.
The Taoiseach assured Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams of his “absolute commitment to this legislation, which I published as minister for health”.
Mr Adams noted that former Fine Gael senators and advisers were lobbying against the legislation.
“The alcohol industry should have no role in formulating national alcohol policy,” he said.
Source: Marie O'Halloran, The Irish Times, 26/10/2017