PUBLIC HEALTH ALCOHOL BILL,
“I acknowledge the many Members of this Oireachtas who worked to make it a reality. I congratulate and commend Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy for her great leadership on this issue. I commend the former Minister of State, Deputy Róisín Shortall, for the leadership she showed in the Department of Health on this issue. I am very pleased that we are joined by Senator Frances Black, who has shown great leadership on this issue in Seanad Éireann.”
Minister Simon Harris TD, on the passing of the Public Health Alcohol Bill, October 2018
DO YOU KNOW?
Alcohol consumption during teenage years can end up causing lifelong brain damage, as the brain is still developing. Alongside the risk of developing dependence on alcohol in later years, alcohol in adolescence has been linked to a number of developmental issues.