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# Sugar Tax

This year
Donnelly: Sugar tax will remain despite WHO saying artificial sweetener could cause cancer
Aspartame is commonly used in thousands of products including diet fizzy drinks, ice cream and chewing gum.
All time
Sugar tax: Revenue from it more than doubled from €16m to €33m last year
The tax was brought in to try reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks on Irish people’s health.
Call to extend sugar tax as part of 'drastic actions' to tackle childhood obesity
The survey was part of a new document by the Irish Heart Foundation to tackle childhood obesity.
Energy drinks contain up to 17 spoons of sugar and twice as much caffeine as an espresso
Overall energy drinks manufacturers have reduced the sugar content in their products since the sugar tax was introduced.
Government hopes to make €27m from sugar tax this year alone
The new tax kicked in on 1 May.
Supermarket own-brand products reduce sugar to avoid new 30c tax
The sugar tax comes into effect today.
Sugar Tax: Nanny State gone mad or a step in the right direction?
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.
Ever wondered how much sugar everyday foods contain?
We tried to find the average sugar content in some popular food items.
European Commission clears way for Ireland's sugar tax to start next week
The tax on sugar-sweetened drinks was first announced as part of Budget 2017.
Health taxes 'can reduce consumption' of harmful products among the poor
While consumption might dtop – the net effect on obesity is negligible.
Date for sugar tax pushed back three weeks from 6 April to 1 May
The date has been pushed back to ensure the tax complies with EU State aid law.
We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in
The tax will be commenced on 6 April.
The new sugar tax: Has the government gone far enough?
The new tax should be seen as a welcome first step and perhaps it will ignite an attitude change, writes Ciara Wright.
Drinks companies are already getting ready for the sugar tax
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.
Coke, 7UP and... tonic water? The drinks that will be hit by the sugar tax
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 delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.
The tourist industry could lose its 9% VAT rate as it's 'under consideration' for Budget 2018
Restaurants and hotels express concerns as 1% hike is on the cards.
Poll: Do you think a sugar tax should be introduced?
Leo Varadkar told reporters that he has always been a “long-term supporter” of the tax.
Varadkar says he wants a sugar tax introduced next year
The Taoiseach said he is a long-term supporter of the tax.
Number of children drinking sugary drinks daily drops by 70%
A sugar tax is expected to be brought in next year.
Soft drinks are reducing in sugar to avoid the upcoming sugar tax
Minister Noonan said that while the tax yield will be lower as a result, the overall impact is still positive.
Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year
Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.
Poll: Should Ireland ban junk food ads aimed at children from print and social media?
Britain has recently announced a ban to come into force next year.
Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been quietly lobbying against anti-obesity measures in the US
At the same time, the two sugar firms have given millions of dollars to health organisations.
It's official: Ireland is getting a sugar tax (but not for a few years)
The tax was mentioned in this afternoon’s budget.
Over a third of young people drink sugary drinks most days of the week
Revenue Commissioners estimate that 411.3 million litres of SSDs were sold in Ireland in 2014.
Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax
54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.
Opinion: As someone who was 27 stone at the age of 21, we need more than a sugar tax to fix obesity
If you walk into any shop in Ireland, there are so many problems with how the food is displayed and marketed, writes Alan Mullen.
Poll: Would you be happy to pay a sugar tax to help fight obesity?
The government is announcing its ten-year plan to battle obesity today.
How the sugar-trafficking food industry paid scientists to tell us fat, not sugar, was the real problem
Researchers, funded by the food industry, overstated the importance of fat and cholesterol, while downplaying studies on sugar, new documents show.
Varadkar says state will fight legal challenges to sugar tax
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.
Ireland may wait for the UK's fizzy drinks tax before bringing in its own
We may not have to pay until 2018.
Your can of Coke is about to cost more - a tax on sugary drinks is on the way
A sugar tax is part of the Programme for Government.
Britain is bringing in a sugar tax on fizzy drinks
There has been a push in Ireland in recent years to get such a tax introduced.
Ireland is on track to become the most obese country in Europe - it's time to tax sugar
The sugar tax was left out of this year’s Budget, but should it have been, asks James Larkin.
Irish public supports a sugar tax on soft drinks
A survey says 52% of the public are in favour of the tax, compared to 46% against.
Celebs and sports stars urged not to advertise sugary drinks
The Irish Heart Foundation is continuing its call for the government to place a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
Doctors in UK call for 'soda tax' and ban on junk food advertising
The Academy of Medical Royal College said current restrictions, on advertising for children in particular, were failing to tackle obesity problems.
Food industry not convinced by sugar tax, but neither are dentists
While food industry representatives say that a tax would hit consumers, dentists question the health benefits of it.
Poll: Should Ireland introduce a sugar tax?
The ‘sin tax’ came into force in France earlier this year. Should we follow suit?