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Bad News Folks - 'Bargain' Wine Is About To Be Banned

By kaylawalsh

November 9, 2017 at 8:20am

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'Bargain' wine on sale for less than €7.50 is set to be banned under a new law outlawing cheap alcohol. 

The cost of certain cans of beer and cider will also soar, even doubling in some cases. 

Cans costing as low as 66c will be a thing of the past when minimum pricing is introduced as part of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill currently being debated in the Seanad. 

A survey carried out by the Irish Independent found that the law will mostly affect cheaper brands. 

However it will also have an impact on the price of multipacks and trays of Guinness, Carlsberg and other popular drinks. 

The aim of the measure is to target binge drinking. 

Health Minister Simon Harris told the Seanad: "Price matters. If it goes up, harm goes down."

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