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Minimum unit pricing in Republic of Ireland will "detrimentally" impact all border shops

Apr 26, 2021 16:04 By News Northern Sound
Minimum unit pricing in Republic of Ireland will "detrimentally" impact all border shops Minimum unit pricing in Republic of Ireland will "detrimentally" impact all border shops
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The introduction of such legislation in the North has been delayed.

Minimum unit pricing on alcohol in the Republic of Ireland will "detrimentally" impact all shops along the border.

Research by IBEC found that increasing the price of wine, beer and spirits would result in a loss of just under €100 million to the Irish exchequer.

While it was previously agreed that the move would only be made on an all-island approach, there's no indication of similar measures being introduced in Northern Ireland for at least 12 months.

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Yesterday it was reported that the government is considering introducing the measure as soon as possible.

Patricia Callan from Drinks Ireland told Shannonside Northern Sound that it's not just off-licences in Cavan and Monaghan that will lose.

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