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Alcohol Action Ireland. (2010) Alcohol in Ireland: tackling the financial hangover. Pre budget submission 2011 & the case for minimum pricing. Alcohol Action Ireland.

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Cheap alcohol in Ireland is fuelling a growing health and crime crisis that is costing us an estimated 3.7 billion* a year in health, crime/public order and ancillary costs including workplace absenteeism. As the country faces into a significant period of budget austerity and cuts to frontline services, it is important to remember that these estimated 3.7 billion costs are avoidable costs. According to the Chief Medical Officer of Ireland, a 30% reduction in alcohol-related harm would result in a cost saving to the Exchequer of 1 billion...

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