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Carlow publican calls for minimum price for alcohol

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Vintners president Carlow-based publican Gerry Mellett last night backed calls by Alcohol Action Ireland for a minimum price for alcohol to help prevent the abuse and misuse of alcohol and the irresponsible sale and promotion of alcohol.

Addressing the issue of alcohol in Mayo

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Recent findings have revealed that Mayo has the highest number of alcohol related deaths in the country, a startling, bleak figure, which shows the misuse of alcohol in the county and the need to address our society’s issue with alcohol. Locally, support and leadership is needed to make this happen and through the work of the Western Region Drugs Task Force, via their community liaison worker, help and advice is at hand.

Castlebar pub found to be in breach of MEAS code on responsible drinking

A promotion by Cox’s Restaurant and Bar, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, offering three pints or bottles for €10 was found to have breached the Mature Enjoyment of Alcohol in Society code on responsible promotion of alcohol. A complaint was made to the organisation by a member of the public about an advertisement which appeared on the Facebook page of Cox’s which stated, “Remember what REAL VALUE was? We’ve got it at Cox’s. Get any 3 Pints for €10 Or any 3 Bottles* for €10.”

Merchants Quay report confirms Athlone as major heroin centre

Athlone’s position as the greatest urban centre in the nation with a heroin problem outside Dublin was confirmed this week with the news that there are 68 people on methadone treatment in the town, according to a reply given to a county councillor at the most recent HSE Mid-Leinster forum on September 21. Across the rest of the county, there are just 49 receiving such treatment from community GPs.

New Bill on headshops is far-reaching – McGuinness

Deputy John McGuinness has described the Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Bill as “far-reaching legislation” that will protect young people from dangerous Headshop products.

Head shops have no place in Irish society

The latest figures from the gardaí and the Department of Justice show that 36 head shops are still open across the country, the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children was told this week. Mayo TD Beverley Flynn is a member of the committee.

Head shop substance ban may drive businesses underground

The Government’s crackdown on a range of psychoactive substances sold in head shops, which has resulted in many of these outlets closing, at least temporarily, may drive these businesses underground, the chairperson of the HSE West’s regional health forum has warned.

KIlkenny head shop owner laments being labelled a criminal overnight

The future of two head shops in Kilkenny city remain uncertain following the introduction of new legislation banning a number of popular legal highs.

KIlkenny head shop owner laments being labelled a criminal overnight

The future of two head shops in Kilkenny city remain uncertain following the introduction of new legislation banning a number of popular legal highs.

Banned head shop substances and their effects - Athlone workshop

Recent debate on head shop substances and their effects came to a close during the week following an announcement by Minister for Health, Mary Harney, that an immediate ban on head shop substances will be put in place. The new law makes it illegal to sell or buy substances such as Mephedrone, also known as Snow or Blow, liquid ectasy, and Kettamine. The Learning Curve Institute’s highly topical one day workshop entitled Legal Highs -A description of the available head shops substances and their effects will take place in Athlone on May 2. The workshop will run from 9.30am to 4.30pm in the Hodson Bay Hotel.

 

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