The Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Products) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into effect on 11 January 2020.
The main changes introduced by the Regulations include that:
In effect, the Regulations will prohibit promotions such as the following:
The Regulations were made under powers given to the Minister for Health under the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (the Act).
The Act, which has not yet fully commenced, was introduced to reduce the consumption of alcohol in Ireland.
The main provisions of the Act provide for the following:
For more information please contact Katie O'Connor, Partner, Joe Kelly, Partner, Máire Conneely, Associate or any member of A&L Goodbody's Licensing Team.
Date published: 12 January 2021