Varadkar seeks to fend off alcohol ban

Sports minister Leo Varadkar is to table alternative measures to cabinet to fend off proposals for a ban on alcohol firms' sponsorship of sports from junior health minister Alex White.

24th February, 2013

Sports minister Leo Varadkar is to table a range of alternative measures to cabinet to fend off proposals for a ban on alcohol firms' sponsorship of sports from junior health minister Alex White.

White is expected to bring a memo to cabinet in two weeks' time outlining suggested reforms on alcohol pricing, access and presentation in shops, as well as proposals to eliminate or curtail alcohol sponsorship in sport.

However, Varadkar will propose his own...

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