Ireland’s alcohol prices are the highest in Europe

Prices for alcohol in Ireland are the highest in Europe and a massive 178 per cent higher than the EU average, new figures from Eurostat have revealed.

19th June, 2014
The massive price variation is due to differences in taxation, according to Eurostat

Prices for alcohol in Ireland are the highest in Europe and a massive 178 per cent higher than the EU average, new figures from Eurostat have revealed.

According to Eurostat, the massive price variation is mainly due to differences in the taxation of alcohol products.

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) called for the reversal of excise duty on alcohol today, following the release of the figures.

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