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Róisín Shortall, Independent TD Dublin North West Róisín Shortall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Independent (former Labour) TD Róisín Shortall says the link needs to be broken between sport and the promotion of alcohol and difficulty lies in the return alcohol industries receive in sponsoring sports events.
She says alcohol industries have access to promotional opportunities and marketing which then promotes excessive drinking, especially among young people.
The Irish Rugby Fooball Union said the withdrawal of sponsorship by drinks companies of sporting events would leave a gap in revenue that could not be replaced and criticised the Department of Health for failing to work with sporting organisations.
Media reports suggest that new legislative proposals circulated in Government by Minister of State Alex White would outlaw all drink sponsorship of large sports events by 2020 and ban new sponsorship contracts from 2016. It is understood arts and cultural festivals would be exempt from the ban. Ms Shortall said she believed the phasing out of such sponsorship by 2020 was reasonable, saying it would allow sports organisations to find alternative sponsors.
So, tonight Vinny looks at this “complex issue”, as Leo Varadkar describes it, with a panel which includes Róisín Shotall … Should be a good show with many tackles … might even get down and dirty …
Alcohol sponsorship of sport 'a complex issue' | Irish Examiner
Shortall wants alcohol sport sponsor link ended - RTÉ News
Banning alcohol sponsorship of sport is ‘based on opinion, not evidence’
Alcohol advertising - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Government report proposes curbs on price of alcohol and ban on sporting sponsorship by 2016 | Politics.ie News
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