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[rte.ie] Minister Leo Varadkar supports alcohol strategy proposals. (02 Jun 2013)

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The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has said that he is supportive of the vast majority of proposals in Junior Minister Alex White's alcohol strategy.

Speaking on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics this afternoon, he said that Ireland has a problem with binge drinking and cheap alcohol.

When asked about proposals to ban drink sponsorship at large sports events, he described the issue as "complicated " and said that whatever is done should be evidence based.

Minister Varadkar added that he would be in favour of putting the current code of conduct for advertising on a statutory basis....

 

Item Type:News
Source:rte.ie
Date:2 June 2013
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Marketing and public relations (advertising)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention by sponsor or setting > Sports based prevention
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Economic aspects of substance use (cost / pricing)

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