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How much was a round of drinks in 1973?

Let’s look at the Taoiseach’s drink bill to find out…

CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT A luncheon hosted by the then-Taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in 1973 has revealed that at that time a brandy would set you back 61p, and you could get a whisky for 40p.

Check out the bill:

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£18.03 for a round of drinks for 30 people? Not bad!

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Emer McLysaght

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