New leglislation to reduce the exposure of children to advertisements featuring alcohol products come into effect from today.
Three sections of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018, which was first introduced as a Bill in 2015 and was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins last month, will limit the advertising of alcohol in public places.
Alcohol advertising in or on public service vehicles, at public transport stops or stations, and within 200 metres of a school, creche, or local authority playground will be prohibited.
Cinemas will be prohibited from advertising alcohol except around films with an 18 age classification.
All children’s clothing that promotes alcohol will also be prohibited.
Source: Conor McCrave, The Journal.ie. 12/11/19