Tánaiste asks DUP’s Poots to bring forward minimum alcohol pricing

Leo Varadkar said that when he first introduced minimum unit pricing as Minister for Health, he intended that it would be introduced at the same time in Northern Ireland.

13th June, 2021
Tánaiste asks DUP’s Poots to bring forward minimum alcohol pricing
Leo Varadkar has written to Edwin Poots, the new DUP leader to ask him “respectfully” to consider again the timing of the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Northern Ireland.

Leo Varadkar has urged Edwin Poots, the new DUP leader, to bring in new curbs on the cost of alcohol on an-all island basis next year.

The government has announced that minimum unit pricing would come into effect next January in a move designed to reduce harmful alcohol consumption.

But the Northern Ireland executive is delaying any similar move until after the elections for a new Northern Assembly in May next year.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Analysis: The gap between winners and losers in retail is stark

Retail Eugene Kiernan 4 days ago

Gym + Coffee to open three new stores and hire 140 staff

Retail Killian Woods 1 week ago

Lululemon stretches out from Grafton Street store

Retail Rosanna Cooney 2 weeks ago

More bidders expected for Brown Thomas and Arnotts

Retail Aaron Rogan 2 weeks ago