Your Money: Sweetened drinks tax inching closer

The government must act to make sure Ireland does not become the most overweight country in Europe

22nd January, 2017

The government’s plans to introduce a tax on sweetened drinks moved a step closer this month when the window for submissions during a public consultation phase closed.

The World Health Organisation has warned that Ireland is well on track to becoming the most overweight country in Europe by 2030. Medical experts say urgent action is crucial.

An MRBI poll found 78 per cent of people supported a sugar tax when it was used for...

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