I remember reading some weeks ago about a County Wexford publican, and former councillor, who was fined for having an unlicensed cigarette vending machine and also having antique signs advertising cigarettes.
I really hope that the publican annoyed the official majorly and the charges for the signs were added to the main offence – otherwise I suspect that there may be many signs around the country that may need to be taken down.
These signs are a record of a previous time.
The HSE insisting on these being removed is akin to rewriting history.
If this policy continues, the effect of any suggested ban on alcohol advertising and sponsorship could be extreme with regard to old signs.