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It is 25 years since the excise duty on alcohol dropped in Ireland, and a weak sterling and strong euro played no small part in last week’s repeat. Irish excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes are among the steepest in Europe.

12th December, 2009

It is 25 years since the excise duty on alcohol dropped in Ireland, and a weak sterling and strong euro played no small part in last week’s repeat. Irish excise taxes on alcohol and cigarettes are among the steepest in Europe.

The recession has seen consumers go to the North in search of cheap alcohol, and has also seen a spike in cigarette smuggling.

The huge numbers of householders travelling to border shops and...

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