Big spike in alcohol prices could be on the way in the Republic

Move could prompt people to go across the border from Donegal into the North to avail of cheaper prices

Big spike in alcohol prices could be on the way in the Republic

Cheap alcohol in supermarkets and off-licences could soon be a thing of the past.

According to the Sunday Independent, moves are afoot to introduce minimum unit pricing.

This could mean that a can of beer in an off-licence or supermarket would cost a minimum of €1.32 and while a bottle of wine would cost at least €7.75.

Many of those selling alcohol in border areas fear that such moves could lead to a surge in people going to the North to stock up on cheaper alcohol.

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