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[Belfast Telegraph] , McNeilly, Claire Minister rounds on retailers over cheap booze promotions. (13 Apr 2012)

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The scourge of cheap booze remains rife in Northern Ireland where strong alcohol continues to be sold at knockdown prices, it can be revealed.

Stormont ministers have hit out at the low-cost drink culture here after a charity discovered that two-litre bottles of cider were recently retailing for just £1 a time.

Alcohol Concern said that ‘Scimitar’ was being sold at less than 7p a unit in Lidl — considerably lower than the 40p- 70p-per-unit limit currently proposed by the Northern Ireland Executive....

 

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