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Cans of lager for sale in a supermarket Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
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Poll: Should the Government set a minimum price for alcohol?

Doubling the cost of the cheapest drinks would help combat anti-social behaviour, according to Dublin’s Lord Mayor. Do you agree?

DUBLIN’S LORD MAYOR, Andrew Montague, has said that prices should be doubled on the cheapest alcohol sold in supermarkets and off-licences.

The Labour councillor said cans of lager available for as little as 50c should cost at least a euro. He added this would help combat underage and problem drinking as well as anti-social behaviour – half of which is drink-related. “I think there is a case to be made for bringing in a minimum price for alcohol,” he said.

Charities have also called for minimum prices to be imposed on off-licence drinks, saying that cheap alcohol is having a serious impact on young people in Ireland. A scheme to set a minimum cost per alcoholic unit has already been launched in the North.

So what do you think? Should the Government set a minimum price for alcohol?

Poll Results:

No (1245)
Yes (520)
I don't know (45)

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