Someone said :
Nope, bollocks. Cigarettes are incredibly expensive, doesn't stop smokers.
An addict will pay whatever it costs to get their fix, the price is almost immaterial.
Prices are already rdiculously high compared to the rest of Western Europe.
I can get a can of decent beer here for 49 cent. Some discount beers can be bought for 1.70 per six pack of large cans!
And Germans are not wasted and completely off their faces 24/7.
Also we can drink pretty much anywhere, on the street, in the tram, on the trains....
People need to grow the fuck up and take responsibility for their own actions, the government is never gonna stop you from drinking nor should it.
Fair point , but we have a differant attitude to alcohol in ireland than in germany.
i know we dont need a nanny state, but the amount of people i know who have been heavy smokers and are now trying new ways to give them up , simply because of the price is amazing. i do think we need to try something here to encourage people to respect alcohol, raising the price is just an idea.