Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 15 February 2018
Select Committee on Justice and Equality
Intoxicating Liquor (Breweries and Distilleries) Bill 2016: Committee Stage (Resumed)
Two of the amendments in the group make sense in the context of the section the Minister proposes to insert. The first proposal, in amendment No. 3 in the name of Deputy Mick Wallace, is to extend the time during which sales will be permitted to 7 p.m. I support this proposal and ask the Minister to consider it before the Report Stage debate.
A second proposal by Deputy Wallace would ensure breweries that are unable to provide guided tours are not prohibited from selling their product to customers. This proposal should be reflected in the Bill before it is passed and I will support on Report Stage any amendment by the Minister or Deputy Wallace to give effect to it.