In Ireland, a government decision has entered into force on the introduction of minimum prices for alcohol.
According to the BBC, a standard bottle of wine can no longer be sold for less than 7.40 euros, and a can of beer is cheaper than 1.70 euros. The changes also affected spirits: products with 40% alcohol content cannot be sold for less than 20.70 euros.
The Irish government believes that such measures are important for health protection and will help change dangerous behaviors, alcohol-related.
By the way, a similar step was taken in Scotland in 2018, which led to the fact that in 2019 the level of alcohol consumption fell to an all-time low.