Abolition of Groceries Order ‘fuelling alcohol abuse’

The National Off-Licence Association has claimed the Government's removal of the ban on below-cost selling is fuelling alcohol abuse.

The National Off-Licence Association has claimed the Government's removal of the ban on below-cost selling is fuelling alcohol abuse.

The association claimed today that cheap alcohol had been flooding the Irish market since the Groceries Order was abolished last November.

It has accused the Government acting with too much haste and of giving no thought to the consequences of it actions.

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