Saturday 26 May 2018

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 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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 (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
James Downey

James Downey

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?

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