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Drinkaware chief says charity’s exclusion from alcohol conference is ‘disappointing’

Charity says it is disappointed to be banned from conference but understands funding issue is ‘problematic’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
1st March, 2020
Simon Harris did not reply to a letter sent by Sheena Horgan on behalf of Drinkaware

The funding of an alcohol awareness charity by the drinks industry is “problematic”, its chief executive has said as the organisation was shut out of a major policy conference in Dublin taking place next week.

Sheena Horgan, the chief executive of Drinkaware, said that the Global Alcohol Policy Conference, due to be held in Dublin Castle, refuses admission to any charities funded by the industry.

“Drinkaware is disappointed that we’re not allowed to...

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