Sports Minister said his comments at Team Ireland homecoming about money spent on sport being “better than putting it into hospitals” was meant to highlight importance of exercise in keeping nation healthy.
THIS MORNING, SEVERAL reports indicate that Ireland is facing tough opposition from within the EU regarding its plans to bring in detailed health warning on alcohol products.
The previous government under then health minister Leo Varadkar set out plans last November to introduce five separate health warnings on alcohol bottles, including calorie counts and general health warnings.
Now, 11 EU countries have objected to the plan, including Germany and France, while the European Commission has suggested that the move could be a barrier to free trade. Meanwhile, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes told RTÉ that the government “will have a significant problem if they want to get this legislation through”.
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