Cavan and Monaghan are most at risk if alcohol excise isn’t reduced

Cavan and Monaghan are most at risk of cross border shopping if alcohol excise isn’t reduced.

That’s according to the National Off-Licence Association, who says that the weakened sterling will attract shoppers to north of the border when it comes to buying alcohol.

The group are currently preparing their 2018 Pre Budget Submission, and they’re calling for excise on alcohol to be reduced by 15%.

That equates to 10 cent off the cost of spirits, beer and cider, and 50 cent off a bottle of wine.

Evelyn Jones of the National Off-Licence Association says that already the threat of Brexit is impacting on Off-Licence’s.