Abolish Minimum Alcohol Pricing

Abolish Minimum Alcohol Pricing

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Mark Murphy started this petition to Frank Feighan and

The ministers of the Irish government have approved the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcohol. If implemented, this will mean the minimum price for a 70CL of spirits will be €20.70, a bottle of wine €7, and a can €1.70. These changes are allegedly in an effort to combat alcoholism, even though none of the extra revenue is being put towards addiction services. Ireland already has the most expensive alcohol in the EU. The price of cigarettes has been raised again and again, to astronomical prices, and is having little to no effect on how much people smoke. Instead of reducing the amount people drink, raising the price of drink will lead to people in poverty cutting corners, in other more important areas, to afford drink. Children of alcoholics will be victims as their parents will be spending more money on alcohol, money which should be going into feeding and nurturing their children. Domestic abuse cases will rise. Students who can’t afford healthy meals at the best of times will see the quality of their diets become even worse. Drug use and drug related deaths will rise. The proposed changes are a bad idea, and if we do nothing, they will become a reality. However, it is not too late. The MUP (minimum unit pricing) is not set to be introduced till January. Sign, and share this petition. Email your local TD. Call your local radio station. Ask your friends to do the same, and hopefully we can get this overturned. We are all in this together!

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