Irish beer enthusiasts will still be able to enjoy their favourite beverage while sipping on Seltzers, after the Government approved the change in alcohol legislation on Wednesday.
Speaking ahead of the vote, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the change would be the “most significant in Irish history” for the country’s drinkers.
“I’m delighted that we have secured a victory today,” he said.
“The changes in legislation will provide greater clarity and clarity for all drinkers.”
However, Minister of State for Communications Pat Rabbitte said that there was still much work to be done on how the change will be implemented and the Government was still committed to providing guidance for people.
“While we are satisfied that the legislation is the most significant in Ireland’s history, there is still much to do to make it a successful change,” he added.
“This will be the first time we have brought a change in the drinking age to Ireland and we will work with industry to ensure this is done well.”