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Alcohol the 'oil of government' for many through the ages

Gerard O'Regan


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Alcohol - in great or small measure - has often intertwined with the political world (stock image)

Alcohol - in great or small measure - has often intertwined with the political world (stock image)

Alcohol - in great or small measure - has often intertwined with the political world (stock image)

Call it booze, the demon drink, or maybe the cup that cheers. Alcohol - in great or small measure - has often intertwined with the political world.

There are countless stories about the "old days" when the Dáil and its environs was a haven for imbibers. Looking back we can see there was a certain toleration when it came to alcohol, for sailing close to the wind.


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