The executive director of an alcohol addiction treatment centre in Kerry says Fine Gael deputy Brendan Griffin is poorly informed about the Public Health Alcohol Bill.
Con Cremin of Talbot Grove Addiction Treatment Centre in Castleisland describes the bill as a supportive piece of legislation, by reducing the harm associated with alcohol, by addressing its over consumption in Ireland.
In a discussion about the bill, Deputy Griffin referenced studies that showed sugar to be a more addictive substance than cocaine.
He said he was not comparing fatty or sugary foods to alcohol or drugs, but believes informing people better about the dangers of alcohol consumption would be better than banning it or putting it out of sight.
He says this measure is being introduced without proven health benefits.
Mr. Cremin says Deputy Griffin is poorly informed: