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Ireland Reacts: Budget reveals that price of alcohol set to increase
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It was revealed in the 2013 Irish budget that there will be duty tax increases in alcohol and in tobacco.
Spirits, cider and beer are to see a 10c increase. Cigarettes see a 10c rise as well and loose tobacco see a 50c increase.
The most shocking increase was the tax on wine, where its prices are set to rise by €1.
Here's how the Irish on Twitter have been reacting:
Anyone want to buy a wine shop?— On the Grapevine (@Dalkeywine) December 5, 2012
Raise tax on booze. Leave tax on petrol untouched. Why is the government trying to persuade me to drink petrol?— John Moynes (@JohnMoynes) December 5, 2012
Red wine hangovers suck anyway. #budget13— Laura Slattery (@LauraSlattery) December 5, 2012
Back to cans of harp so. #wine— Veronica Walsh (@VCurrentAffairs) December 5, 2012
O'Briens Wines rubbing hands with glee just now. A euro on a bottle will see lines out the door of every offy tonight. #budget13— Digital Times (@digital_times) December 5, 2012
Boyfriend texting budget highlights. Diesel untouched, wine up 1EUR per bottle. Solution? Ferry to France, I'd say.— Elaina O'Neill (@lainajanet) December 5, 2012
Buckfast is fortified and thus usually slips through the budget hikes. So have a word with your grocer if they pull a fast one. #Budget13— Oireachtas Retort (@Oireachtas_RX) December 5, 2012