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Responsible Retailing of Alcohol in Ireland. (2011) Second compliance report to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform Dermot Ahern, TD. Dublin: Responsible Retailing of Alcohol in Ireland.

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This second Compliance Report is being made to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform in accordance with Section 7 of the Explanatory Guidelines section of the Code on the Display and Sale of Alcohol in Mixed Trading Premises.

It is worth recapping that the Code was negotiated in the second half of 2008 by members of the mixed trade sector represented by Retail Ireland, the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) and RGDATA with the Department of Justice and Law Reform and the Department of Health & Children.
The Code comprises two elements which taken together form the full Code:

i) The Code to be displayed in a conspicuous place in the premises of a participating outlet.

ii) Explanatory Guidelines which elaborate on the contents of the publicly displayed Code and contain additional
aspects such as limits on the advertisement of alcoholic products in the print and broadcast media.

The Code and the Explanatory Guidelines are contained in Annex 1 to this Report.

The Code emerged as a result of proposals made to the Minister for Justice and Law Reform in June 2008 by
representatives of the mixed trade sector, who made the case that the provisions in the Intoxicating Liquor Bill 2008 requiring “structural separation” of alcohol products in mixed trading premises were unduly burdensome in capital and operating costs and that the same policy objectives could be achieved on a voluntary basis.
The Intoxicating Liquor Act 2008 contains in Section 9 the “structural separation” provisions but they have not been activated.


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