Tuesday March 31, 2020

Alcohol shopping in the North costing the state €100 million

The cross-border alcohol shopping phenomenon could cost the state €100 million in lost tax revenue and up to 400 jobs, according to new research.

14th March, 2009

The cross-border alcohol shopping phenomenon could cost the state €100 million in lost tax revenue and up to 400 jobs, according to new research. In a paper, Anthony Foley, an economist at Dublin City University, said that mounting job losses and pay cuts would drive even more shoppers from the Republic to the North.

According to drinks industry data, about 10 per cent of alcohol sales in the Republic went to the North in the three...

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