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Stop alcohol companies and lobbyists from undermining health policy – Croakey Health Media

Introduction by Croakey: According to a guidance note recently published by the World Heart Federation. The brief indicates that the alcohol industries misleadingly promote their products under the labels of “healthy” and “safe”, and present alcohol in print and electronic media as necessary for a vibrant social life, hijacking the beware of the harm it […]

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Ireland alcohol prices 2022: The new cost of beer, wine and spirits as the minimum price law begins today

The price of some liquor has more than doubled in Irish shops and supermarkets as a controversial minimum cost law comes into force. The government’s minimum unit price system for alcohol, which went into effect on Tuesday, January 4, means alcohol cannot be sold for less than € 1 per unit. The rule put an […]

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New liquor prices in Ireland: all you need to know about the new wine, beer and spirits prices

From today, Tuesday January 4, the government’s new minimum unit price for alcohol comes into effect, which will significantly increase the cost of cheap alcohol in supermarkets. The new legislation was passed last year as part of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, aimed at targeting ‘cheap in relation to its strength’ alcohol in a bid […]

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Irish law changes of 2022: alcohol prices to jump in one of biggest reduction efforts

Ireland is expected to host a major legislative change in a few days as the New Year approaches. From January 4, a minimum unit price system will come into effect nationwide for all sellers of alcohol. This new regime implies that alcoholic beverages must be sold at least at the minimum price set for the […]

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Alcohol prices set to rise after Christmas

The new law will come into force next year. The cost of alcohol is expected to rise in Irish and unlicensed supermarkets after Christmas as new laws are to be passed. The minimum unit price comes into effect from January 4 under the Public Health Alcohol Act (2018). Under this new law, various alcoholic products […]

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Alcohol prices in Ireland to rise in days as cost of beer and wine rise after Christmas

The price of alcohol in Irish and unlicensed supermarkets is expected to rise after Christmas due to a new law. The minimum unit price will come into effect from January 4 as part of the implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Law (2018). Under the new rules, different alcoholic products cannot be sold for less […]

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Rising in-store alcohol prices could reduce ambulance calls in Scotland

New alcohol policy measures should be considered to reduce alcohol-related ambulance calls and prevent a return to pre-pandemic levels, a study from Scotland suggests. Researchers at the University of Stirling found that calls from the Scottish Ambulance Service related to alcohol consumption at licensed premises declined significantly during the first lockdown in 2020, but were […]

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Rising alcohol prices in shops could reduce ambulance calls in Scotland

New alcohol policy measures should be considered to reduce alcohol-related ambulance calls and prevent a return to pre-pandemic levels, a study in Scotland suggests. Researchers at the University of Stirling found that calls from the Scottish Ambulance Service related to alcohol consumption at licensed premises declined significantly during the first lockdown in 2020, but were […]

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What the 2022 budget means for alcohol prices in Irish pubs and Tesco

After weeks of speculation and last minute negotiations, the 2022 budget has finally arrived. Minister Donohoe made this year’s announcement in a joint speech with Minister of Public Expenditures Michael McGrath at the Dail Tuesday. Fine Gael TD said: “We are entering a new phase where we will recover, restore and repair. In developing this […]

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Cabinet considers third-tier governance and minimum alcohol prices

Cabinet is expected to approve university governance bills on Tuesday, which would increase centralized oversight and give a regulator the power to fine colleges for breaking the rules. The laws, to be introduced by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris, aim to reshape the relationship between government and institutions for the first time since the 1970s. […]