IT’S TOO CHEAP!
A woman can reach the weekly guideline alcohol limit for as little as €4.95* in Ireland (or €7.65 for a man). In supermarkets and off-licences, a standard drink of cider is available from as little as 0.44c, and vodka from 0.62c.*
Passed in 2018 to tackle Ireland’s harmful relationship with alcohol, the Public Health Alcohol Bill was very welcome, not least the provision to eliminate the availability of cheap alcohol. Two years on, nothing has been implemented and there are fears that the commitments made will not be kept.
We encourage concerned parents to contact their local public representatives and push for speedy implementation of the Bill. Protect our young people by stamping out cheap drink!
*Annual Alcohol Market Review and Price Survey 2020, Alcohol Action Ireland.