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Catholic bishops criticise ‘glamourising’ of alcohol

The “glamourising of alcohol” through advertising, promotions and sponsorship can adversely affect the behaviour of young people, Catholic bishops have said.

If the availability of alcohol at retail checkouts was curtailed, there may follow “a lowering of alcohol-related harm to children, families and communities”, the bishops said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement was issued following the autumn 2017 general meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

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Source: Mark Hilliard, The Irish Times, 05/10/17 

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