Monday, October 01, 2012

Health Committee calls for ‘Sale of Alcohol’ Bill to be brought forward

The Joint Committee on Health and Children today called on the Government to bring the ‘Sale of Alcohol’ bill before the Oireachtas as quickly as possible.

There was unanimous cross-party support for the motion moved by Deputy Robert Dowds.

Committee Chairman, Jerry Buttimer TD said: “The motion was timely, not only because this is a day being hijacked as a marketing gimmick by a major drinks company, but also given the important body of work done in this area by former Minister of State Roisín Shortall. Members of the Committee from all parties paid tribute to Deputy Shortall’s achievements and commitment during her relatively short time in the Department of Health and wished her well for the future.”
 Committee Membership:


Jerry Buttimer, Fine Gael
Catherine Byrne, Fine Gael 
Michael Colreavy, Sinn Fein 
Ciara Conway, Labour Party 
Regina Doherty, Fine Gael 
Robert Dowds, Labour Party 
Peter Fitzpatrick, Fine Gael 
Seamus Healy, Independent 
Derek Keating, Fine Gael 
Billy Kelleher, Fianna Fáil 
Eamonn Maloney, Labour Party
Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail 
Mattie McGrath, Independent 
Denis Naughten, Independent
Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, Sinn Fein 


Colm Burke, Fine Gael 
John Crown, Independent
David Cullinane, Sine Fein 
John Gilroy, Labour Party 
Imelda Henry, Fine Gael 
Marc Mac Sharry, Fine Fail 
Jillian Van Turnhout, Independent

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