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Friday 9 December 2016

'Booze curtain' faces change after more unrest in Fine Gael

Published 24/11/2016 | 02:30

Proposed laws to force shopkeepers to segregate alcohol look set to be changed. Photo: Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg
Proposed laws to force shopkeepers to segregate alcohol look set to be changed. Photo: Peter Kollanyi/Bloomberg

Proposed laws to force shopkeepers to segregate alcohol look set to be changed.

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Medics from the Royal College of Physicians briefed 30 Fine Gael TDs and senators last night but failed to convinced them to back down on their opposition to the so-called 'booze curtain'.

Senator Michelle Mulherin told the Irish Independent: "They made a case for prohibition but they didn't make an evidence based case for separation."

Junior health minister Marcella Corcoran Kennedy said she still wants to find a way forward for the bill. But party chairman Martin Heydon said: "I expect the minister and Fine Gael senators to sit down now and work out possible amendments."

Irish Independent

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