Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

General Scheme of Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015: Discussion (Resumed)

9:30 am

Photo of Séamus HealySéamus Healy (Tipperary South, Workers and Unemployed Action Group) | Oireachtas source

I welcome the Minister's presentation. The proposed legislation is also welcome and the feedback on it has been positive, but perhaps it does not go far enough. I will air two issues.

Obviously, they have been raised previously. We must grasp the nettle of sports sponsorship as it relates to this area and at least start the process of stopping that area of sports sponsorship. The other issue, mentioned by Senator van Turnhout, is online advertising. These are two important aspects. The proposed legislation needs to be strengthened to take account of these two areas.


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