Doctors attack Arthur's Day party

Drinks giant Diageo, owner of Guinness, will come under further attack tomorrow over its sponsorship of Arthur's Day.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
21st September, 2013
Revellers at the Guinness Store House in Dublin raise their glasses for Arthur's Day last year. Photo: Collins

Drinks giant Diageo will come under further attack tomorrow, with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland hosting a public meeting aimed at highlighting the dark side of the company's marketing initiative known as Arthur's Day.

Dr Stephen Stewart, a leading specialist in liver disease (hepatologist) and director of the Liver Disease Centre at the Mater Hospital in Dublin, said the RCPI wanted "to provoke discussion during a week when alcohol is heavily promoted."

Stewart,...

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