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Have your say on alcohol prices

HEALTH Minister Robin Swann today (Tuesday) launched a new public consultation on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol at local level. The Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol (MUP) would establish a minimum price that could be charged per unit (8mg or 10ml) of alcohol. Any alcoholic beverage has a set number of […]

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Minimum price Ireland: we compare the prices of alcohol in Dundalk and Newry

It’s about crossing the border this week as punters try to escape the new alcohol price hike that doesn’t just hit problem drinkers – it hits everyone. We visited shops and supermarkets on both sides of the border this week just to see in real terms how much cheaper people up north have it, and […]

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Minimum Pricing Ireland: We compare alcohol prices in Dundalk and Newry

It’s all about crossing the border this week as punters try to escape the new rise in alcohol prices that isn’t just hitting problem drinkers – it’s hitting everyone. We visited offices and supermarkets on both sides of the border this week just to see in real terms how much cheaper people in the North […]

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Happy New Year for Supermarkets as Alcohol Prices Rise

When government minimum unit prices for alcoholic beverages were imposed last week, craft beer enthusiast John Duffy noticed that the cost of a four pack of German Rheinbacher pilsner at Aldi had dropped from € 4.49 to € 7.73. uffy, co-founder and chairman of independent craft beer consumer group Beoir, believes that the Minimum Unit […]

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Ireland alcohol prices 2022: The new cost of beer, wine and spirits as the minimum price law begins today

The price of some liquor has more than doubled in Irish shops and supermarkets as a controversial minimum cost law comes into force. The government’s minimum unit price system for alcohol, which went into effect on Tuesday, January 4, means alcohol cannot be sold for less than € 1 per unit. The rule put an […]

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New liquor prices in Ireland: all you need to know about the new wine, beer and spirits prices

From today, Tuesday January 4, the government’s new minimum unit price for alcohol comes into effect, which will significantly increase the cost of cheap alcohol in supermarkets. The new legislation was passed last year as part of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, aimed at targeting ‘cheap in relation to its strength’ alcohol in a bid […]

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I visited Tesco the day before the alcohol price increase in Ireland and was surprised

The price of cheap alcohol is expected to rise in Irish supermarkets, with the cheapest bottle of wine now costing € 7.40 and a slice of 24 cans of beer costing at least € 40.80. With the controversial new prices due to go into effect on January 4, I visited the Tesco hypermarket in Dun […]

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Alcohol prices Ireland: the new system is coming and how it will affect the pockets of consumers

Alcohol prices in Ireland will change from January 4, and the major overhaul will see consumers pay more for their favorite drinks. The minimum unit price system will see increases in all stores and this will mean that alcoholic products will not be allowed to be sold for less than a defined minimum price. An […]

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Alcohol prices are expected to rise in Irish stores like Tesco and Dunnes Stores in just a few days

A major change in the price of alcohol in Irish and unlicensed supermarkets is expected to take effect in a few days. The minimum unit price will be implemented from January 4 with customers of stores like Tesco, Dunnes Stores and SuperValu to see beverage prices increase from that date. Under the new rules, different […]

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Irish law changes of 2022: alcohol prices to jump in one of biggest reduction efforts

Ireland is expected to host a major legislative change in a few days as the New Year approaches. From January 4, a minimum unit price system will come into effect nationwide for all sellers of alcohol. This new regime implies that alcoholic beverages must be sold at least at the minimum price set for the […]

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Alcohol prices set to rise after Christmas

The new law will come into force next year. The cost of alcohol is expected to rise in Irish and unlicensed supermarkets after Christmas as new laws are to be passed. The minimum unit price comes into effect from January 4 under the Public Health Alcohol Act (2018). Under this new law, various alcoholic products […]

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Alcohol prices in Ireland to rise in days as cost of beer and wine rise after Christmas

The price of alcohol in Irish and unlicensed supermarkets is expected to rise after Christmas due to a new law. The minimum unit price will come into effect from January 4 as part of the implementation of the Public Health Alcohol Law (2018). Under the new rules, different alcoholic products cannot be sold for less […]

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Rising in-store alcohol prices could reduce ambulance calls in Scotland

New alcohol policy measures should be considered to reduce alcohol-related ambulance calls and prevent a return to pre-pandemic levels, a study from Scotland suggests. Researchers at the University of Stirling found that calls from the Scottish Ambulance Service related to alcohol consumption at licensed premises declined significantly during the first lockdown in 2020, but were […]

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Rising alcohol prices in shops could reduce ambulance calls in Scotland

New alcohol policy measures should be considered to reduce alcohol-related ambulance calls and prevent a return to pre-pandemic levels, a study in Scotland suggests. Researchers at the University of Stirling found that calls from the Scottish Ambulance Service related to alcohol consumption at licensed premises declined significantly during the first lockdown in 2020, but were […]

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Alcohol prices to rise in Irish supermarkets like Tesco and unlicensed in just weeks

Beverage prices are expected to increase after Christmas as new minimum unit price rules for alcohol come into effect. From January 2022, a “floor price” for alcohol will be introduced, which means that alcohol cannot legally be sold below a fixed price. The minimum price will be based on the amount of alcohol in the […]

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Taoiseach appeals to Northern Ireland for minimum alcohol prices amid fears of wholesale cross-border purchases

The Taoiseach has called on Northern Ireland to join the Republic in introducing a minimum unit price. The call came after a government backbench MP told him that unilateral action – making cheap booze more expensive from next January – would lead to Southern “crowds” crossing the border to buy wholesale. “This legislation is right, […]

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Cabinet considers third-tier governance and minimum alcohol prices

Cabinet is expected to approve university governance bills on Tuesday, which would increase centralized oversight and give a regulator the power to fine colleges for breaking the rules. The laws, to be introduced by Higher Education Minister Simon Harris, aim to reshape the relationship between government and institutions for the first time since the 1970s. […]