A Cavan retailer says he can't understand government thinking around the minimum unit pricing of alcohol.
Minimum unit pricing is set to be introduced here in January of next year, which will put the price of alcohol at a minimum of 10 cents per gram.
The Irish Government had committed to introducing the measure in tandem with Northern Ireland, but has pressed ahead as it's not expected to be brought in there before 2023.
John Foy, of Foy's SuperValu in Cootehill, says the "significant price different" on either side of the border will drive custom to the North.
Alcohol Action Ireland say low-cost alcohol is contributing to Ireland's harmful use of drink, but John Foy told Shannonside Northern Sound a "price environment" that will see people "flock from our economy" isn't the solution: