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# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

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.

# minimum-pricing - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support minimum alcohol pricing in Ireland?

Have your say.

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 - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

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.

# minimum-pricing - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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-pricing - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

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 - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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

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

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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 - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

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”.

# minimum-pricing - Sunday 12 February, 2017

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

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.

# minimum-pricing - Thursday 24 November, 2016

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

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.

# minimum-pricing - Friday 21 October, 2016

'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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

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.

# minimum-pricing - Saturday 12 December, 2015

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?

# minimum-pricing - Friday 11 December, 2015

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

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.

# minimum-pricing - Sunday 26 April, 2015

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol? Clampdown This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support minimum prices for alcohol?

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

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

Higher alcohol prices are working - don't lower excise duty, says charity Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

'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.

# minimum-pricing - Monday 10 February, 2014

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.

# minimum-pricing - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# minimum-pricing - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

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.

# minimum-pricing - Friday 11 October, 2013

Poll: Should we have a minimum price for alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# minimum-pricing - Saturday 28 July, 2012

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.

# minimum-pricing - Monday 7 March, 2011

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.