Calls on Government to issue a clear timeline for full implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Act
A spokesperson on Addiction, Recovery and Wellbeing is calling on the government to issue a clear timeline for full implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Act.
Thomas Gould’s calls come in response to Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly’s announcement today as he signed regulations which involve placing health-warning labels on alcohol products.
Warnings of links between alcohol and diseases such as cancer and liver failure will feature on the labels in 2026.
Deputy Gould says it’s now been 1678 days since the bill was enacted and is calling for a clear timeline for the full implementation of the act.
Speaking to RedFM News Sinn Fein TD Thomas Gould says the act can protect vulnerable people against the harmfulness of alcohol, and needs to be implemented sooner:
“What we’re asking the Government is to enact the bill. The bill hasn’t been fully implemented. And then what we’re looking for is to have a review of the bill and have it updated to bring in things in relation to drink delivery services, also related to putting in facilities and the funding of support, support for people who are in the throes of alcohol addiction. And we also want a timeline for when this will be done.”