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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 111- Sports sponsorship [47919/14]. (16 Dec 2014)


111. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Taoiseach if he will provide an update on the work of the working group on regulating sponsorship by alcohol companies of major sporting events; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47919/14]

The Taoiseach: The Interdepartmental Working Group on Regulating Sponsorship by Alcohol Companies of Major Sporting Events has met five times. The Group has been asked to consider the value, evidence, feasibility and implications (including the public health consequences for children and young people) of regulating sponsorship by alcohol companies of major sporting events, and to consider alternative sources of funding for sporting organisations to replace potential lost revenue arising from any such regulation. As part of its work the Working Group identified information gaps, and subsequently held a consultation process seeking relevant information from interested parties. 19 submissions were received in response to this request and these are available on the Department's website.

The Group expects to finalise its report before the end of the year and it will then be submitted to the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy and Public Service Reform.

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