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#Sugar Tax

# sugar-tax - Monday 28 September, 2020

Sugar tax: Revenue from it more than doubled from €16m to €33m last year
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

Sugar tax: Revenue from it more than doubled from €16m to €33m last year

Sep 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 17,012 Views 15 Comments

The tax was brought in to try reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks on Irish people’s health.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
# Obesity
# Obesity

Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity

Nov 12th 2019, 8:37 AM 11,412 Views 74 Comments

The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.

# sugar-tax - Monday 7 October, 2019

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
# Obesity
# Obesity

Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso

Oct 7th 2019, 10:17 AM 81,199 Views 64 Comments

Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone
# Exchequer Boost
# Exchequer Boost

Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone

May 26th 2018, 1:00 PM 8,538 Views 62 Comments

The new tax kicked in on 1 May.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
# Sweetening The Deal
# Sweetening The Deal

Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax

May 1st 2018, 4:08 PM 27,852 Views 71 Comments

The sugar tax comes into effect today.

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?
# Column
# Column

Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?

May 1st 2018, 7:00 AM 19,897 Views 89 Comments

I’m a parent and I’m not immune to the never-ending debate with kids on what we eat and drink, writes Sarah O’Brien.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?
# The Sugarcubes
# The Sugarcubes

Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?

Apr 29th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,506 Views 14 Comments

We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
# Tax
# Tax

European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week

Apr 24th 2018, 5:53 PM 20,754 Views 78 Comments

The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor

Apr 5th 2018, 6:05 AM 8,987 Views 26 Comments

While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
# Delay
# Delay

Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May

Mar 29th 2018, 1:16 PM 14,759 Views 46 Comments

The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 8 February, 2018

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in
# Fizz
# Fizz

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in

Feb 8th 2018, 7:07 PM 30,383 Views 124 Comments

The tax will be commenced on 6 April.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 26 October, 2017

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
# Column
# Column

The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?

Oct 26th 2017, 7:00 AM 7,001 Views 37 Comments

The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax
# Oh Sugar Sugar
# Oh Sugar Sugar

Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax

Oct 15th 2017, 11:00 AM 32,177 Views 67 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be a tax of 30c per litre on sweetened drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax
# Cut The Fizz
# Cut The Fizz

Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax

Oct 10th 2017, 9:30 PM 66,180 Views 147 Comments

There will be a tax of 30c per litre on drinks with over eight grams of sugar per 100 millilitres.

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

Oct 10th 2017, 6:30 PM 62,042 Views 82 Comments

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 28 September, 2017

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018

Sep 28th 2017, 6:25 AM 10,300 Views 53 Comments

Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 16 September, 2017

Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced?

Sep 16th 2017, 9:51 AM 21,364 Views 128 Comments

Leo Varadkar told reporters that he has always been a “long-term supporter” of the tax.

# sugar-tax - Friday 15 September, 2017

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
# Fine Gael Think-In
# Fine Gael Think-In

Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year

Sep 15th 2017, 4:58 PM 15,230 Views 116 Comments

The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.

# sugar-tax - Monday 3 July, 2017

Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%

Jul 3rd 2017, 7:18 AM 15,876 Views 29 Comments

A sugar tax is expected to be brought in next year.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 9 April, 2017

Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax
# Not So Sweet
# Not So Sweet

Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax

Apr 9th 2017, 11:30 AM 16,932 Views 58 Comments

Minister Noonan said that while the tax yield will be lower as a result, the overall impact is still positive.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year
# The Shocking Tooth
# The Shocking Tooth

Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year

Dec 28th 2016, 8:00 AM 7,584 Views 16 Comments

Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.

# sugar-tax - Friday 9 December, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?

Dec 9th 2016, 8:44 AM 12,017 Views 71 Comments

Britain has recently announced a ban to come into force next year.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 15 October, 2016

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US

Oct 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 17,531 Views 41 Comments

At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)
# Budget 2017
# Budget 2017

It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)

Oct 11th 2016, 1:44 PM 14,886 Views 31 Comments

The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.

# sugar-tax - Monday 10 October, 2016

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week
# World Obesity Day
# World Obesity Day

Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week

Oct 10th 2016, 8:06 AM 10,779 Views 54 Comments

Revenue Commissioners estimate that 411.3 million litres of SSDs were sold in Ireland in 2014.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

Oct 9th 2016, 6:45 AM 7,863 Views 70 Comments

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# sugar-tax - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity

Oct 2nd 2016, 6:15 PM 568 Views 81 Comments

If you walk into any shop in Ireland, there are so many problems with how the food is displayed and marketed, writes Alan Mullen.

# sugar-tax - Thursday 22 September, 2016

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?

Sep 22nd 2016, 9:47 AM 30,247 Views 184 Comments

The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem

Sep 13th 2016, 8:49 PM 26,678 Views 63 Comments

Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
# Obesity
# Obesity

Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax

Aug 3rd 2016, 10:15 PM 14,869 Views 80 Comments

Minister Varadkar has been calling for a sugar tax for some time now, but other powers that be appear to be stalling on the tax.

# sugar-tax - Monday 4 July, 2016

Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own
# Fizzy Orange
# Fizzy Orange

Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own

Jul 4th 2016, 6:45 AM 9,455 Views 36 Comments

We may not have to pay until 2018.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way
# Oh Sugar Sugar
# Oh Sugar Sugar

Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way

May 11th 2016, 10:09 PM 35,901 Views 190 Comments

A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks
# Fighting Obesity
# Fighting Obesity

Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks

Mar 16th 2016, 2:12 PM 19,748 Views 115 Comments

There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.

# sugar-tax - Friday 20 November, 2015

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar

Nov 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 354 Views 169 Comments

The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.

# sugar-tax - Monday 23 June, 2014

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks
# Oh Sugar Sugar
# Oh Sugar Sugar

Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks

Jun 23rd 2014, 11:11 AM 8,654 Views 93 Comments

A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.

# sugar-tax - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks

Nov 2nd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,292 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.

# sugar-tax - Monday 18 February, 2013

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising
# Obesity
# Obesity

Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising

Feb 18th 2013, 10:24 AM 17,578 Views 41 Comments

The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.

# sugar-tax - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
# Sugary Drinks
# Sugary Drinks

Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists

Nov 14th 2012, 8:25 AM 6,208 Views 32 Comments

While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.

# sugar-tax - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax?

Nov 13th 2012, 9:24 AM 11,349 Views 140 Comments

The ‘sin tax’ came into force in France earlier this year. Should we follow suit?

# sugar-tax - Saturday 31 December, 2011

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks
# Sugar Tax
# Sugar Tax

France approves new tax on fizzy drinks

Dec 31st 2011, 7:39 AM 3,058 Views 14 Comments

The levy of around 1c per can is expected to bring in €120million for the French exchequer.

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