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Poll: Do you support minimum price rules for alcohol in Ireland?

Similar rules in Scotland have seen the sales of alcohol drop dramatically in the past year.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS to “fast-track” minimum unit pricing rules on cheap alcohol sales in off-licences and shops in the next two weeks, reports the Sunday Independent.

This will mean that shops will be forced to ensure that each gram of alcohol is sold at a minimum of 10 cent, meaning an average bottle of wine can’t be sold for less than €7.50; a 70cl of Tesco vodka costing €12.99 would increase by €7.72; and a bottle of Tesco gin would increase by €4.72 to €20.71, reports the paper.

The aim of the minimum unit pricing is to deter people from binge drinking and improve the health of the population. 

So we’re asking: Do you support minimum unit pricing on alcohol in Ireland?


Poll Results:

No (12688)
Yes (5014)
I don't know (447)



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