The temptation to want to BAN things is particularly appealing to politicians like those in Dublin who have given up the right to exercise economic sovereignty and thus spend their time seeking the futile;
A TOTAL ban on the sale of alcohol in supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol stations is among proposals to tackle the country’s drinking problem. Children are now starting to drink at an average age of 14 compared to 16 just a decade ago, and a Dail committee said a radical overhaul is needed to change how alcohol is perceived, sold and marketed. The Joint Committee on Health and Children yesterday published ‘The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs’ report, which noted binge and problem drinking is costing the State more than €3.5bn a year.
Great idea – that will really help the Irish economy and all those stores which rely on revenue from the alcohol they retail.