Varadkar sought extra tax on off-licence sales
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, proposed a new tax on the sale of alcohol from off-licences.
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, proposed a new tax on the sale of alcohol from off-licences, the proceeds of which would have been ringfenced for sports and recreation, before the preparation of the Finance Bill.
Varadkar's plan would have seen a levy on 'lid-on' sales, with the funds diverted to specific measures designed to counter the negative effects of alcohol misuse. While the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, resisted the move...
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