Leanna Byrne on Business

The prizefight over the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is going the full distance

18th March, 2018
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While a few heavy-casualty battles might be finished, the battle over the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill is far from over.

In one corner, we have the drinks industry lobbying groups. In the other, the government- and HSE-funded Alcohol Action Ireland. Neither side pulls its punches.

The alcohol lobby gained ground earlier this month after a report that 14 member states made submissions to the European Commission arguing that the bill would damage trade and discriminate...

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