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# minimum pricing

Last year
# Public Health (Alcohol) Act
Minimum alcohol pricing rules kick in today - here's what that means
€7.10 is now the minimum price for a bottle of wine that has an alcohol content of 12%.
All time
Minimum alcohol pricing had little impact on drink-related crime, UK study finds
Researchers examined crime statistics following the introduction of minimum unit pricing in Scotland.
# Drinking
Ministers to put 'pressure' on NI Executive to follow suit with minimum unit pricing for alcohol
The measures will take effect in the Republic at the start of 2022, but it will be at least 2023 in the North.
# alcohol bill
Cheap booze: Government still stalling on minimum alcohol pricing as limits on off-licence hours unlikely
A minister has said it would risk “undermining the effectiveness” of minimum pricing if it’s not implemented at the same as Northern Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?
Have your say.
# minimum unit
Covid restrictions make the argument not to bring in minimum alcohol pricing 'even more tenuous'
Health Minister Simon Harris has said the government’s preference is to bring the measure in at the same time as Northern Ireland.
# minimum pricing
Ireland can't wait forever to ban the sale of cheap alcohol, says Varadkar
The government wants to introduce minimum pricing at the same time as the North.
# Survey
It costs less than €8 to reach the recommended weekly limit of alcohol in Ireland
That’s according to a survey conducted by Alcohol Action Ireland.
# minimum unit pricing
Alcohol sales in Scotland drop to lowest-ever level following introduction of new pricing laws
Minimum unit pricing laws were introduced in May 2018.
# minimum pricing
Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas
The legislation provides for changes such as minimum pricing and restrictions on advertising.
# finally made it
After 1,000 days of debate, the government's landmark alcohol legislation has been passed
The bill, first introduced in 2015, passed through the Dáil this evening.
# court decision
Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing
The ruling could have an impact on Ireland’s drinks regulations proposed in the Alcohol Bill.
# minimum pricing
Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol
Simon Harris says he won’t be “holding off on it forever”.
# counting the cost
12 cans of Heineken for €20? This is how minimum pricing could affect your pocket
Each unit of alcohol will be required to cost €1 under the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.
# health benefits
Report: Minimum unit price on alcohol would only affect 'heaviest drinkers'
Minimum pricing would have great health benefits, says the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
# teenage drinking
Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice
A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.
# Time gentlemen please
'It will save lives': Irish alcohol groups on Scottish courts paving the way for minimum unit pricing
Irish minimum pricing legislation is currently before the Seanad and will be debated next week.
# Taxing Issue
Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead
A European Court of Justice ruling says a tax should be introduced instead of minimum pricing.
# Prime Numbers
How much will a can of beer cost you next year? It's the week in numbers
Plus: How many selfies did Teresa Mannion say she posed for in Ballina?
# Slabs of drink
David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink
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
The government has announced that it will be setting the price of alcohol at €1 a unit.
# behind the bar
Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland
Owning a pub and being in Leinster House – seeing the demise of rural Ireland from the outside and the inside.
# Clampdown
Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?
Is this the way to curb Ireland’s problem drinking?
# Alcohol
Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger...
There will also be regulation of sports sponsorship for the first time if new legislation agreed by the Government passes.
# budget 2015
Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity
Alcohol Action Ireland is also calling for the introduction of minimum pricing to target binge drinking.
# Drink
'It's not my intention to treat the drinks industry like a pariah' says Alex White
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.
# new research
860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced
New research shows it would have negligible effects on low income moderate drinkers’ alcohol consumption and spending.
# Alcohol Abuse
Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
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?
Basic microeconomics teaches us that price controls are a bad policy decision and alcohol is no exception to the rule, writes Luke McGrath.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we have a minimum price for alcohol?
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?
Proposals to hike the minimum price of alcohol are penalising moderate drinkers for the sins of those who have bigger problems, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Alcohol
Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland
A consultation will be launched today on setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol sold in Northern Ireland.