Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland

The Department of Finance have provided an update on the introduction of a sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland. The tax was due to begin on 6 April but will now commence on the 1 May 2018.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Sugary drinks and weight gain

A systematic review paper has provided further evidence that sugary drinks consumption is associated with obesity in children and adults. 

11/01/2018   by Anne Parle  

Obesity among young people in Europe

This week the World Health Organization released a report on the health and well-being of young people in Europe from 2002 to 2014.

18/05/2017   by Anne Parle  

Mediators of socio-economic status and obesity risk

Individuals from a lower socio-economic background have a higher risk of obesity. Researchers have examined what factors mediate this association.

16/05/2017   by Anne Parle  

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