Archive for the category: ‘Consumer Affairs’

17. 7. 2018

Expand the Advertising Watershed on Junk Food to 9pm

I have today called for the expansion of the watershed as it relates to junk food. There is no question over the causal relationship between junk food advertising to children […]

5. 7. 2018

End the Use of Plastic on Fruit and Veg Now

I have called for the complete elimination of unnecessary fruit and vegetables in supermarkets. The level of plastic waste being produced through supermarkets has reached an untenable point. We should […]

5. 7. 2018

Close Loopholes on Online Junk Food Marketing

I have called for loopholes surrounding online marketing of junk food to youths to be closed. We know that there is a direct link to junk food marketing directed at […]

9. 6. 2018

Sleazy Signs Have No Place on the Streets of Our Capital

I have called for an end to sleazy strip club advertising, that has no place on the streets of our capital Every major capital city has an area where tourists […]

10. 5. 2018

Sweet Snack Tax Could Further Combat Obesity

I have called for the introduction of a sweet snack tax following the release of UK study showing such a measure could result in a greater overall reduction of sugar […]

3. 5. 2018

Ring-Fence Revenue From the Sugar Tax

I have called for the revenue resulting from the sugar tax to be ring fenced, to help fight obesity levels in Ireland. As the sugar tax comes into effect across […]

26. 4. 2018

End the Use of Plastic Straws

I have urged businesses to end the use of plastic straws. Single use plastic straws make up a considerable amount of waste each year in Ireland, with many of them […]

11. 4. 2018

Sugar Tax is Proving a Huge Success Even Before its Implementation

In advance of the implementation of the Sugar Tax, it is already having an impact on how soft drinks companies are selling their products. In a bid to avoid the […]

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