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26-10-2016, 20:13   #1
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Public Health (Alcohol) Bill being debated in the Seanad at the moment.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-35164271.html

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Minister of State for Health Promotion Marcella Corcoran Kennedy came under fire in the Seanad this afternoon over her proposals to introduce ‘structural separation’ in shops so that alcohol is not visible to customers.
Sweet f**kin jaysus. Give me patience. How the f**k as a general populace do we allow such utter idiots into positions of power? The policy of our 'rulers' to treat adults in this country as drooling children appears to have no limits. Why in the deity's name don't we have an army in this country with a history of overthrowing governments that behave like incompetent c**ts? Discuss.
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26-10-2016, 20:24   #2
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I'll still find it though.

So stupid, just leave it alone already.
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26-10-2016, 20:34   #3
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This is beyond stupid.

Stop looking to implement new bolloxology for the sake of making it look like you are doing your job.

Stupid bastards
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26-10-2016, 20:48   #4
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Structural separation sounds like a good idea in theory tbh.

Minimum alcohol pricing on the other hand...
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26-10-2016, 20:53   #5
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Structural separation sounds like a good idea in theory tbh
On what basis?
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26-10-2016, 21:21   #6
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Why don't they go all the way while they are at it and make the shops install a confession box.
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26-10-2016, 21:26   #7
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Right, that's it. If I can't see the booze the minute I enter the shop, I'm going teetotal.
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26-10-2016, 21:29   #8
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Structural separation sounds like a good idea in theory tbh.

Minimum alcohol pricing on the other hand...
Tesco, Dunnes etc will continue to stock and sell alcohol. If its 'not visible to customers' will alcoholics suddenly believe its actually not there, go home and stop drinking as a result? I mean seriously?
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26-10-2016, 21:37   #9
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The vintners assoc have their fingers all over this. How about we hide their pubs and stop all alcohol advertising? Feck off ye bunch of nannies.
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Listen here http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/

An Environmental Health Officer explaining how she is going to enforce legislation that is only going through the Oireachtas.

Apparently they are going to make sure that retail outlets are compliant. She describes putting stickers on the doors of fridges so you can't see the drinks inside in case you buy on impulse.

Frankly, I need a drink after listening to it!
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This makes no sense. If I have to go around looking in different compartments and cupboards for the particular bottle of drink I want, all that is going to achieve is introducing me to countless other varieties of other drinks, and if some of these drinks look nice I'll probably purchase them, along with the drink I had intended to get.
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Same nonsense when they covered up cigarettes to stop people buying


It didn't work
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Listen here http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/

Apparently they are going to make sure that retail outlets are compliant. She describes putting stickers on the doors of fridges so you can't see the drinks inside in case you buy on impulse.

Frankly, I need a drink after listening to it!
That's ridiculous. Are you going to have to open the door of every fridge until you find what you want? What about the shelves? Blackout curtains over them? Ffs
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26-10-2016, 21:46   #14
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Fecking stupid it is, what is wrong with going up the aisle grabbing a six pack and presenting it at the counter, what next, supermarkets won't be able to show drink deals or prices.
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26-10-2016, 21:50   #15
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The only place I've seen this happen is in North Africa. Since when did we want to copy Morocco's social traditions?

If someone wants to buy a few cans they shouldn't have to be skulking around some gaff partitioned off like a sex shop.
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