Nenagh councillor calls for drink price increase

Cllr Tommy Morgan
Nenagh town councillor Tommy Morgan has called on the Mid West Regional Task Force on Drugs to speak out on the cheap price of alcohol in off-licences and supermarkets.

Nenagh town councillor Tommy Morgan has called on the Mid West Regional Task Force on Drugs to speak out on the cheap price of alcohol in off-licences and supermarkets.

He told Pauline O Rionnach of the task force at Nenagh JPC that off-licences were “dishing out drink every day of the week” and he couldn’t understand why “an organisation like yourselves are not saying something about it”.

Referring to this month’s Budget, he said the Government had put 10c on the price of a pint in the pub, but people could buy 20 cans of beer for E18 in an off-licence or supermarket.

“I see it myself. It is so cheap. People visiting this country can’t believe how cheap alcohol is,” said Cllr Morgan.