The growing trend of customers being offered a complimentary gin and tonic, glass of wine or beer in hairdressing salons and barbershops may be outlawed under proposed new laws, it emerged yesterday.
Health Minister Simon Harris will be able to call time on people having a tipple as they get a haircut.
The Department of Health confirmed that the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill - which the minister hopes will be passed at the end of the year - allows for regulations to be introduced to stop the supply of alcohol where it is offered for free.
The hair and beauty salon trend of offering a bubbling glass of prosecco or a "manicure and a merlot" is causing concern among groups campaigning to change our drinking culture.
Source: Eilish O'Regan, Independent.ie, 26/09/17