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Stephen Donnelly issues warning: Government may fall before alcohol bill passes

The bill took another step closer to enactment yesterday when it came before the select health committee.

After passing through committee stage, Junior Health Minister Catherine Byrne said the bill would go to report and final stages in the Dáil, but that was likely to be in the autumn.

Mr Donnelly tweeted that Ms Byrne had confirmed the bill would not go back to the Dáil before the summer.

“So if Taoiseach calls/orchestrates a general election, the bill will fall,” he tweeted.

Health Minister Simon Harris welcomed the passage of the bill through committee stage.

“First time ever we will legislate from a public health perspective on alcohol,” he tweeted.

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Source: Evelyn Ring, The Irish Examiner, 21/06/18 

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