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Irish wine tax “pushing industry to the brink”

There was an 8 per cent drop in Irish wine sales in 2013 — a decline caused in large part by increases in excise taxes, according to the Irish Wine Association.

25th September, 2014
Wine sales generated more than 30 per cent of alcohol tax receipts in 2013

There was an 8 per cent drop in Irish wine sales in 2013 — a decline caused in large part by increases in excise taxes, according to the Irish Wine Association.

Ireland’s wine taxes are now the highest in Europe.

The IWA has called for a reversal of last year’s increases in excise, which it said have caused “significant cash-flow” problems for small businesses and put jobs at risk across the country....

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