Vice Squad
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Dog Bites Man

"Drinks industry rejects call for increased alcohol taxation" (Ireland)

The industry was responding to a just-released government report (available from this site) According to the press release: " 2003 alcohol consumption in Ireland showed a decline for the first time in over sixteen years, reducing consumption by 6% to 13.5 litres of pure alcohol. The key factor for this reduction was an increase in excise duty on spirits introduced in December 2002, as recommended in the Interim Report of 2002."

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