Stop nightclubs selling supermarket drink

I admire Health Minister Leo Vardkar’s proposed new drinks bill to set a minimum price for alcohol to decrease drinking and improve our health.

In another effort to improve the nation’s health (this time financially), would he consider introducing a requirement that all alcoholic drink sold in establishments other than pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, etc, have labels stating ‘NOT FOR COMMERCIAL SALE’. This would stop pubs and nightclubs from selling drink that is sourced in supermarkets and bought ‘off the books’.

The pub industry could hardly object, as they claim it doesn’t happen.

Now wouldn’t that be good for the financial health of Ireland Inc.

Ray Weldon

Rosshill Road

Roscam

County Galway

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