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Sobering series

AS a new TD who called on the Government to seriously pursue a ban on the advertising of alcoholic drinks recently in Dáil Eireann, I must congratulate you on your supplement on alcohol.

The content was sobering, if the pun can be forgiven. A brave and challenging decision to publish such a supplement.

Will the drinks industry ever advertise in the Irish Examiner again?

Robert Dowds

TD, Labour

Dublin Mid-West

Dáil Eireann

Dublin 2


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