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Ireland ranks second in EU ‘Big 4’ for highest alcohol excise tax – new report

Ireland ranks second in the EU’s ‘Big 4’ for overall alcohol excise tax, according to a new report authored by DCU economist Anthony Foley and published today by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), the umbrella organisation for the Irish drinks and hospitality industry. The Big 4—Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the UK—comprises EU member states with disproportionately high alcohol excise tax compared to other [...]

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Donegal publicans support Garda drugs campaign

Donegal members of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) have today (Wednesday 5th September) launched an anti-drugs awareness campaign in partnership with An Garda Síochána. The new campaign will see posters appearing in all VFI pubs in the county alerting the public to the use of illegal drugs. The poster provides a Garda phone number to call if customers see any suspicious behaviour. According to VFI [...]

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