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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?

Cans of lager for sale in a supermarket
Cans of lager for sale in a supermarket
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

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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