Archaic laws keep drink prices high

Ireland is the most expensive country in the eurozone for soft drinks. What are the problems?

21st May, 2005

What are the problems?

Ireland is the most expensive country in the eurozone for soft drinks. Liquor licensing and planning laws are stifling innovation in the pub trade and restricting competition and consumer choice. The draught beer and soft drinks markets are dominated by a small number of large suppliers and this also restricts competition.

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