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Republic of Ireland to push ahead with alcohol minimum pricing – BBC News

Retailers fear the move could see a surge of shoppers crossing the border for “cheaper booze”.

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By Shane HarrisonBBC News Dublin Correspondent
The Republic of Ireland’s cabinet is expected to push ahead with alcohol minimum unit pricing, despite opposition from retailers.
Retailers fear unless similar measures are introduced in Northern Ireland there will be a surge in cross-border shoppers seeking “cheaper booze”.
Health Minister Stephen Donnelly believes minimum pricing for alcohol is a necessary public health measure.
The issue will be discussed when the cabinet meets on Tuesday.
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