Oppositie Ierland groeit

Twee junior ministers in het Ierse kabinet hebben zich uitgesproken tegen de plannen van gezondheidsminister Martin die per 1 januari 2004 een algeheel rookverbod voor de horeca wil invoeren.


Beide ministers zijn lid van Martin’s partij.



Reports this morning said Frank Fahey and Pat ‘the Cope’ Gallagher asked Mr Martin to introduce the ban gradually during yesterday’s Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting.

South Tipperary TD Noel Davern and Senator Eddie Bohan also reportedly tabled a motion seeking a compromise on the smoking ban.


The motion, which was not voted on, called for pubs to be allowed to have designated smoking areas with extractors that change the air every two minutes.

The compromise would then be reviewed in two or three years to see if it had been effective.

Mr Davern reportedly believed the motion would have been passed if put to a vote.


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  • "Es ist schwieriger, eine vorgefaßte Meinung zu zertrümmern als ein Atom."
    (Het is moeilijker een vooroordeel aan flarden te schieten dan een atoom.)
    Albert Einstein

  • "Als je alles zou laten dat slecht is voor je gezondheid, dan ging je kapot"
    Anonieme arts

  • "The effects of other people smoking in my presence is so small it doesn't worry me."
    Sir Richard Doll, 2001

  • "Een leugen wordt de waarheid als hij maar vaak genoeg wordt herhaald"
    Joseph Goebbels, Minister van Propaganda, Nazi Duitsland


  • "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "There''s no such thing as perfect air. If there was, God wouldn''t have put bristles in our noses"
    Coun. Bill Clement

  • "Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
    Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

  • "If smoking cigars is not permitted in heaven, I won't go."
    Mark Twain

  • I've alllllllways said that asking smokers "do you want to quit?" and reporting the results of that question, as is, is horribly misleading. It's a TWO part question. After asking if one wants to quit it must be followed up with "Why?" Ask why and the majority of the answers will be "because I'm supposed to" (victims of guilt and propaganda), not "because I want to."
    Audrey Silk, NYCCLASH