Ban the ‘scourge’ of gambling advertising, Kelly urges Taoiseach

Alan Kelly said he had watched Euro 2020 games with his daughter in recent weeks and was shocked by the volume of gambling advertising they were subjected to.

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
13th July, 2021
Ban the ‘scourge’ of gambling advertising, Kelly urges Taoiseach
Speaking during leaders questions on Tuesday, Alan Kelly, the leader of the Labour Party, urged Micheál Martin to support Labour senator Mark Wall’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 to ban gambling advertising outright.

Alan Kelly has called on the Taoiseach to ban the “scourge” of gambling advertising, following public criticisms of the betting industry from President Michael D Higgins in recent weeks.

Speaking during leaders questions on Tuesday, the leader of the Labour Party urged Micheál Martin to support Labour senator Mark Wall’s Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 to ban gambling advertising outright. The Taoiseach in turn said he was open to the idea of...

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