Posts Tagged ‘Smoking Ban’

Smoking Ban in Full Force

On March 29, 2004 Ireland became the first country in the European Union to ban smoking in workplaces, including all restaurants and pubs. Although some smokers and the Irish Vintners Federation, a trade group representing pub owners, had opposed the ban, it has taken effect and largely been obeyed by patrons. Even in rural pubs,Read more..

Ireland’s New Drinking
& Smoking Laws

On January 1, Ireland is expected to become the first European country to ban smoking in pubs. Given that smoking and drinking are cherished traditions in the old sod, pundits are betting that it won’t happen. Minister for Health Miche├íl Martin, who proposed the new smoking rule, is facing increasing ire, not just from theRead more..