Ring pulls back from ban on drink sponsorship

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport has said that a ban on alcohol brands sponsoring sports and festivals should not be introduced at this time.

19th February, 2012
Ring pulls back from ban on drink sponsorship
Michael Ring: the first minister to publicly voice his objections after the publication of a report on alcohol misuse.

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport has said that a ban on alcohol brands sponsoring sports and festivals should not be introduced in the current economic climate, as major events are already finding it difficult to get sponsorship.

Michael Ring is the first government minister to publicly voice his objections after the publication of a report on alcohol misuse.

His government colleague Róisín Shortall, junior minister with responsibility for public health, supports all...

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