Bottle of vodka and a chicken fillet roll offered as part of 'RAG Week Special'
Published 12/02/2016 | 08:54
A MACE store has raised eyebrows with an unusual ‘Rag Week Special’ offering, a bottle of vodka and a chicken fillet roll for €8.99.
As students across the country prepare to take part in ‘Raise and Give’ Week, where they are encouraged to raise funds for charitable causes, Whitty’s MACE shop in Caherdavin, County Limerick, has been posting a series of discounted alcohol offers hoping to cash in on the seven day event.
Among the ‘Rag Week Specials’ posted to Facebook is a quarter-pounder burger and chips combo alongside a three-pack of Corona Extra for €5.99.
Also listed is a bottle of vodka and a chicken fillet roll for €8.99 and separate Corona Extra three-packs for €1.99.
Whitty’s MACE says the offers are available to any university students in the area, which include Limerick IT and University of Limerick.
Most universities have put strict rules in place for RAG Week following a spate of alcohol-related incidents in recent years.
University College Cork, for example, has introduced on the spot fines of upwards of €250 for bad behaviour on campus and in student accommodation.
Contacted for comment, the MACE store said the Rag Week specials were a matter for the owner to discuss.