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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol Bill, first published in 2015, finally passes through Oireachtas 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Scotland to be the first country to introduce minimum alcohol pricing 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must wait for the North before banning the sale of cheap alcohol 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”.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Report: Minimum unit price on alcohol would only affect 'heaviest drinkers' 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.

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Minimum pricing for alcohol could be illegal - but Ireland's pressing ahead 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie David Norris says people on social welfare shouldn't be allowed to buy drink 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.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol pricing: Here's how the planned changes will affect your pocket

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.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians who own pubs tell us what has gone wrong for rural Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Those supermarket booze deals could be in danger... 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie 860 fewer people would be killed by alcohol every year if minimum pricing was introduced 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.

From TheJournal.ie Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Does minimum alcohol pricing make (economic) sense? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush? Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minimum pricing for alcohol plan to be launched in Northern Ireland 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.