Ireland to have health labelling on alcohol products
Ireland is becoming the first country in the world to have health labelling on alcohol products.
The Health Minister has signed the new measure into law, which will take effect in 3 years time.
Minister Stephen Donnelly is bringing into law the world’s first comprehensive health labelling of alcohol products sold in Ireland, with similar health information available for customers in pubs and restaurants.
It means the labels of booze products will state the calorie content and grams of alcohol in them.
They’ll warn about the risk of consuming alcohol when pregnant and of the risk of liver disease and cancer deaths from drinking.
The labels will direct the consumer to the HSE website, www.askaboutalcohol.ie, for further information.
There is a three-year lead-in time built into the law, to give businesses enough time to prepare for the change. It will take effect from the 22nd of May 2026.