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C&C Gleeson Welcomes Minister Varadkar's Progress With Alcohol Bill

Published on Feb 4 2015 3:31 PM in Drinks

C&C Gleeson Welcomes Minister Varadkar's Progress With Alcohol Bill

C&C Gleeson, one of Ireland’s most important drinks suppliers and have welcomed Minister Varadkar’s statement that the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015, has now reached a heads of agreem...

C&C Gleeson, one of Ireland’s most important drinks suppliers and have welcomed Minister Varadkar’s statement that the proposed Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015, has now reached a heads of agreement. The bill, which will set a minimum price for drink sales, has been welcomed by the drinks supplier and producer of brands such as Bulmer’s Cider.

Tom McCusker, Managing Director of C&C Gleeson said,"We welcome today's announcement by the Minister, it has taken a very long time to get agreement but we are delighted we are now moving forwards on an agenda that will help secure a long-term future for the Irish drinks industry."

We take our responsibilities as a drinks producer very seriously and as such we welcome sensible moves to ensure that alcohol is enjoyed responsibly. We have long supported plans to introduce minimum unit pricing and we are pleased that this has now taken another step forward. We passionately believe that consumers should have good levels of information about products they choose.” 

“We recognise that there is an issue with the misuse of alcohol by a minority of consumers and that the Government has a role to play in tackling this” he added.

C&C Group was the first major drinks company to declare its support for minimum pricing when the initiative was launched by the Scottish government in 2011. 

© 2015 - Checkout Magazine by Hannah Popham. 

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