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[thejournal.ie] “We’re drinking too much as a country” – Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions. (23 Jul 2012)

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Minister of State Roisin Shortall has confirmed that the government is preparing to introduce new alcohol control measures to reduce the amount of alcohol people in Ireland are consuming.

“Overall we need to reduce the amount of alcohol that we drink”, she told Newstalk Breakfast this morning.

The cheap and easy availability of alcohol “happened in recent years” and is a serious factor in facilitating harmful alcohol consumption, she said. “We’re working to introduce a minimum price for alcohol – a floor below which you cannot sell alcohol.”....

 

Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:23 July 2012
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic policy
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use

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