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# minimum-pricing - This year 2022

Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means
# Public Health (Alcohol) Act
# Public Health (Alcohol) Act

Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means

Jan 4th 2022, 6:00 AM 62,171 Views 146 Comments

€7.10 is now the minimum price for a bottle of wine that has an alcohol content of 12%.

# minimum-pricing - Last year 2021

Minimum alcohol pricing had little impact on drink-related crime, UK study finds
# MINIMUM IMPACT
# MINIMUM IMPACT

Minimum alcohol pricing had little impact on drink-related crime, UK study finds

Oct 12th 2021, 7:14 AM 8,587 Views 18 Comments

Researchers examined crime statistics following the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland.

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
# Drinking
# Drinking

Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol

May 5th 2021, 2:25 PM 14,585 Views 54 Comments

The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.

# minimum-pricing - All time

Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely
# Alcohol Bill
# Alcohol Bill

Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely

Oct 7th 2020, 2:01 PM 20,005 Views 36 Comments

A minister has said it would risk “undermining the effectiveness” of minimum pricing if it’s not implemented at the same as Northern Ireland.

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

May 23rd 2020, 10:03 AM 52,342 Views 160 Comments

Have your say.

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
# Minimum Unit
# Minimum Unit

Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'

May 23rd 2020, 9:30 AM 27,842 Views 66 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar

Dec 18th 2019, 8:19 AM 17,956 Views 62 Comments

The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.

It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland
# Survey
# Survey

It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland

Aug 1st 2019, 6:05 AM 27,223 Views 54 Comments

That’s according to a survey conducted by Alcohol Action Ireland.

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws
# Minimum Unit Pricing
# Minimum Unit Pricing

Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws

Jun 19th 2019, 2:50 PM 29,343 Views 42 Comments

Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas

Oct 10th 2018, 9:27 PM 15,182 Views 41 Comments

The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.

After 1,000 days of debate, the government's landmark alcohol legislation has been passed
# Finally Made It
# Finally Made It

After 1,000 days of debate, the government's landmark alcohol legislation has been passed

Oct 3rd 2018, 9:19 PM 35,988 Views 82 Comments

The bill, first introduced in 2015, passed through the Dáil this evening.

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing
# Court Decision
# Court Decision

Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing

Nov 15th 2017, 2:21 PM 12,104 Views 51 Comments

The ruling could have an impact on Ireland’s drinks regulations proposed in the Alcohol Bill.

Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol
# Minimum Pricing
# Minimum Pricing

Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol

Nov 14th 2017, 6:01 AM 16,375 Views 40 Comments

Simon Harris says he won’t be “holding off on it forever”.

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket
# Counting The Cost
# Counting The Cost

12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket

Feb 12th 2017, 9:30 PM 61,672 Views 114 Comments

Each unit of alcohol will be required to cost €1 under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

Report: Minimum unit price on alcohol would only affect 'heaviest drinkers'
# Health Benefits
# Health Benefits

Report: Minimum unit price on alcohol would only affect 'heaviest drinkers'

Nov 24th 2016, 9:32 AM 13,577 Views 80 Comments

Minimum pricing would have great health benefits, says the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice
# Teenage Drinking
# Teenage Drinking

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:43 PM 15,001 Views 43 Comments

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

'It will save lives': Irish alcohol groups on Scottish courts paving the way for minimum unit pricing
# Time Gentlemen Please
# Time Gentlemen Please

'It will save lives': Irish alcohol groups on Scottish courts paving the way for minimum unit pricing

Oct 21st 2016, 3:38 PM 13,221 Views 62 Comments

Irish minimum pricing legislation is currently before the Seanad and will be debated next week.

Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead
# Taxing Issue
# Taxing Issue

Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead

Dec 23rd 2015, 5:00 PM 35,916 Views 151 Comments

A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers

Dec 12th 2015, 6:30 PM 22,631 Views 44 Comments

Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?

David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink
# Slabs Of Drink
# Slabs Of Drink

David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink

Dec 11th 2015, 11:53 AM 41,840 Views 310 Comments

The independent senator said alcohol had now become “a human right” in Ireland.

Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket

Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket

Dec 9th 2015, 11:19 PM 94,597 Views 324 Comments

The government has announced that it will be setting the price of alcohol at €1 a unit.

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
# Behind The Bar
# Behind The Bar

Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland

Apr 26th 2015, 8:30 PM 43,931 Views 110 Comments

Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.

Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?
# Clampdown
# Clampdown

Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?

Feb 4th 2015, 8:45 AM 25,884 Views 187 Comments

Is this the way to curb Ireland’s problem drinking?

Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger...
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger...

Feb 4th 2015, 7:38 AM 49,155 Views 205 Comments

There will also be regulation of sports sponsorship for the first time if new legislation agreed by the Government passes.

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity

Sep 3rd 2014, 2:55 PM 9,651 Views 48 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.

'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White
# Drink
# Drink

'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:05 PM 8,245 Views 25 Comments

Minister of State at the Department of Health said conflicting interests of the drinks industry and health professionals cannot be reconciled when it comes to formulating public health policy.

860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced
# New Research
# New Research

860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced

Feb 10th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,027 Views 97 Comments

New research shows it would have negligible effects on low income moderate drinkers’ alcohol consumption and spending.

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:52 AM 10,777 Views 134 Comments

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

Column: Does minimum alcohol pricing make (economic) sense?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Does minimum alcohol pricing make (economic) sense?

Oct 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 748 Views 35 Comments

Basic microeconomics teaches us that price controls are a bad policy decision and alcohol is no exception to the rule, writes Luke McGrath.

Poll: Should we have a minimum price for alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we have a minimum price for alcohol?

Oct 11th 2013, 9:28 AM 10,923 Views 162 Comments

GPs want the measure brought in as part of Budget 2014 to prevent people binge drinking. But would it work?

Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush?

Jul 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 74 Views 46 Comments

Proposals to hike the minimum price of alcohol are penalising moderate drinkers for the sins of those who have bigger problems, writes Aaron McKenna.

Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland

Mar 7th 2011, 8:58 AM 599 Views 0 Comments

A consultation will be launched today on setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol sold in Northern Ireland.