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The Publican Party at it again 7 years 10 months ago #1

[url:5m7hc0o3]http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0305/1224330791816.html[/url:5m7hc0o3]

There is a link between alcohol and suicide but obviously with only alcohol that is bought in an off-licence. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->

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The Publican Party at it again 7 years 10 months ago #2

Classic!

Meanwhile, in the other pram:
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[quote:18ur4fsz]At least three independent wine off-licences have closed since the year began as a result of the €1 tax hike on bottles of wine[/quote:18ur4fsz]And you don't reckon "people drinking less" might be a factor?

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The Publican Party at it again 7 years 10 months ago #3

&quot;TheBeerNut&quot;:1ml4p455 wrote: And you don't reckon "people drinking less" might be a factor?[/quote:1ml4p455]

you mean the drink responsibly, stick to x units a week type messages they are pushing are sticking with people <!-- s:shock: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_eek.gif" alt=":shock:" title="Shocked" /><!-- s:shock: --> Heresy i say!! <!-- s:mrgreen: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt=":mrgreen:" title="Mr. Green" /><!-- s:mrgreen: -->

also my cousin did a blog post on the same subject recently and it was posted on the journal.ie this morning
[url:1ml4p455]http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/column-mental-health-and-alcohol-the-elephant-in-the-room-819760-Mar2013/[/url:1ml4p455]

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The Publican Party at it again 7 years 10 months ago #4

&quot;TheBeerNut&quot;:1scsipls wrote: At least three independent wine off-licences have closed since the year began as a result of the €1 tax hike on bottles of wine[/quote:1scsipls]

There's more than a touch of The Onion to a story that starts by blaring that three businesses closed , only to admit at the very end:

[quote:1scsipls]The number peaked in 2008 when 3,718 wine off-licences were issued, falling by 394 to 3,324 such licences issued last year.[/quote:1scsipls]

No disrespect to people who lost their jobs when these businesses failed but that's 1% of the total closing. Is that a news story at all?

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The Publican Party at it again 7 years 10 months ago #5

That's 10%. 1% would be 37 closing.

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