Simon Harris: the  Minister for Health is scheduled to meet his party’s Senators ahead of the debate to discuss some of their concerns. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael Senators have criticised “unworkable” and “politically correct” plans to hide alcohol from display in small shops. Minister for Health Simo(...)

Adrian O’Sullivan, of the Environmental Health Association said the legislation was a practical measure to limit the visibility and availability of alcohol.

New legislation is aimed at both “de-normalising” the sale of alcohol and reducing impulse buying, which accounts for almost one-third of alcohol purc(...)