Forget alcohol, we need protection from the nanny state - not drink
Nannyism gone mad. That's the verdict delivered by TD Michael Healy-Rae on the Government's proposal to put a 'floor' under the prices of alcoholic drinks.
Is the independent deputy for Kerry South right?
To find the answer, we have only to look at the supposed purpose of the move: to encourage people to drink less. Will it have that effect? No, it won't. So why bother?