Minimum Alcohol Pricing Can Reduce Pressure On Emergency Departments

Alcohol Action Ireland say minimum alcohol pricing will help to reduce pressure on Emergency Departments at hospitals across the country.

New rules introduced from today will see the cost of a slab of 24 cans almost double to €40.

The price of a bottle of wine will start at €7.40 while a 700ml bottle of whiskey will cost at least €22.

The charity says three people die from alcohol related illnesses every day and alcohol harm costs the country around €3.6 billion a year.

Speaking to RedFM News, Eunan McKinney from Alcohol Action Ireland outlines how higher prices could reduce binge drinking:


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