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'Double cost of cut-price booze'

Published 28/07/2011 | 05:00

THE cost of cheap alcohol in supermarkets and off-licences should be doubled in order to tackle anti-social behaviour, it has been claimed.

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Andrew Montague, said there should be an agreed minimum price for alcohol.

He said cans of lager priced as low as 47 cent should be increased to €1.

"We're not affecting the price of a drink in a pub or the glass of wine in the evenings. It's about tackling the under-age drinking and problem drinking," he said.

He added he wanted to raise the issue for debate.

Irish Independent

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