Between a rock concert and a jail cell

Irish Times Radio Review

Radio moment of the week:  

With a timely survey suggesting that 58 per cent of us believe the Government is not doing enough to reduce alcohol intake, Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) debated the issue on Thursday. Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland sought minimum pricing and restrictions on promotions. Jean Doyle of the Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland was less keen, instead highlighting our culture of binge drinking. And that is a factor. But that such a commercial lobby group should be invited to debate public health is absurd. Would such “balance” be tolerated from cigarette companies? Or worse?