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Pubs suffering despite 7.5 per cent upturn in alcohol sales

Sales of alcohol have risen by 7.5 per cent in the first half of the year, but pub sales have continued to fall sharply, according to new industry figures.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
17th July, 2010

Sales of alcohol have risen by 7.5 per cent in the first half of the year, but pub sales have continued to fall sharply, according to new industry figures.

The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (Digi) said the latest market figures showed that a reduction in excise on alcohol, which was announced as part of the 2010 budget, had had the desired effect of stemming cross-border alcohol purchasing.

However, while off-licence sales have climbed significantly in the...

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