Northern Ireland to ban ‘all you can drink’ pub promotions
Northern Ireland is to ban ‘all you can drink’ promotions. Nelson McCausland, social development minister, said the move will ban promotions that offer unlimited drinks for a fixed price. The ban is likely to take effect from January 2013. Pubs of Ulster welcomed the move. The group said the ban would put an end to irresponsible practices, although such promotions are rare. The ban follows a public consultation. A move to ban retailers from offering consumers discounts on bulk purchases was rejected by McCauslan.