IRELAND: Public Health Act and Advertising

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD and Minister of State, Catherine Byrne TD today welcomed the coming into operation of three sections of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018.

Minister Harris and Byrne also announced the establishment of a Public Health Alcohol Research Group to monitor and evaluate the effects of the Public Heath (Alcohol) Act 2018.

From today (12 November):

# alcohol advertising in or on public service vehicles, at public transport stops or stations and within 200 metres of a school, a crèche or a local authority playground will be prohibited
# alcohol advertising in a cinema will be prohibited except around films with an 18 classification or in a licensed premises in a cinema
# children’s clothing that promotes alcohol will be prohibited”

Find more from the Public Health Department of Ireland (Ireland, November 2019)

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