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The Joint Industry Code for the Responsible Promotion and Retail of Alcohol in Northern Ireland (2012) was launched on the 23rd May 2012 as an alternative to the NI Executive's proposed strict promotions legislation.
The Code came into force on 1st September 2012. The Second Edition came into force on 31st July 2014 and the Third Edition came into force on 1st April 2018.
If a person feels a promotion is irresponsible in the context of the Responsible Retailing Code NI they can make a complaint to the Independent Complaints Panel that oversees the Code.
Responding to the Coach Nightclub drinks promotion, Colin Neill, Chief Executive of Hospitality Ulster said:
“Irresponsible promotions have no place in our industry and we condemn them outright. We believe the imagery associated with this promotion is unacceptable and have referred it to the Independent Complaints Panel for the industry’s Responsible Retailing Code.
Irish News Column, August
By Colin Neill, Chief Executive, Hospitality Ulster
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Trade NI, Northern Ireland’s largest business coalition, representing Hospitality Ulster, Manufacturing NI and Retail NI, has today met with the Shadow Chancellor, Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, who is visiting Belfast.
Reacting to the news that Julian Smith has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Trade NI (the alliance of Hospitality Ulster, Retail NI and Manufacturing NI) in a joint statement commented: