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Who's standing up for the wine-drinkers?


Prof Honeydew

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Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
 

nonpartyboy

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Their going to have your home as well, watch out for baldy noonan behind your couch.
 

lying eyes

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Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
I certainly would stand up for my fellow wine drinkers, if I could, but took too much advantage of the stuff while still affordable......
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
At this stage I thought it was obvious...

 

cricket

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Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
Or even on the street !
 

Tin Foil Hat

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Also, €2 on a bottle of spirits - sneakily snuck n by announcing it as 10c on a pub measure. Government will now collect about 75% of a €20 bottle of spirits. Farcical. People will find another way - just like they did a few years ago - just like they do with ciggies.
 

jdaly

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Shame on Ireland's political classes! Not one of them had the guts to raise the staggering excise increase on the bottle of plonk in the Dail. The benchmark of the value connoisseur's shopping trolley, Lidl's bottle of Montepulciano di Abruzzo, goes up from €3.99 to €4.99 as a result of Baldy Noonan's savage Budget. That's an incredible 25% increase!! Over €300 a year heaped on top of the already hard-pressed imbiber.

Have Fine Gael caved into Labour's Nanny agenda? They showed a bit of gumption when they shafted killjoy Minister of State Shortall and stranded her demon-drink crusade on the rocks. But now it seems it was all for show.

They've already killed off the pubs with the drink-driving laws and the smoking ban. Now they're attacking the drinker in the privacy of his home. Where's it all going to end?
Surely the plonk drinkers who haven't drunk too much can stand up for themselves! Really, asking "Who's standing up for the wine-drinkers?" should be in the crap joke section.
 

asset test

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Well the feckin nerve of them, increasing the price of drink, when there are many in the Chamber who have not paid their Dail Bar bill for yonks.

I look forward to an FOI soon about this...he he.
 

asset test

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Oh, and by the way, does anyone know why drinks in the Dail Bar can be bought on tick?

Surely it should be paid for thre and then. Just wondered. It is so open to abuse of privilege.
 

asset test

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Also, €2 on a bottle of spirits - sneakily snuck n by announcing it as 10c on a pub measure. Government will now collect about 75% of a €20 bottle of spirits. Farcical. People will find another way - just like they did a few years ago - just like they do with ciggies.
Are you sure?

I bought a lovely gift box bottle of Martell in Dunnes tonight for 22.99...same price as Monday.

Am building up the pressies...hic.
 

Tin Foil Hat

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Oh, and by the way, does anyone know why drinks in the Dail Bar can be bought on tick?

Surely it should be paid for thre and then. Just wondered. It is so open to abuse of privilege.
Simple answer :-
We're the plebs - we can't be trusted to behave - we need to be controlled.
They, being a better class of people, do not.
 

Analyzer

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Maybe Big Fill might enjoy a glass everynow and then....as the photo from his expensive flight to discuss the fight against global warming indicates....
 

VHF

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Booze cruise trips to France with a hired Transit will increase. Black market sales of wines will now occur. OG by Noonan, Doh!
 

kerdasi amaq

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Also, €2 on a bottle of spirits - sneakily snuck n by announcing it as 10c on a pub measure. Government will now collect about 75% of a €20 bottle of spirits. Farcical. People will find another way - just like they did a few years ago - just like they do with ciggies.
Doesn't bother me. I'll quit buying spirits now. They can stuff their increase where the sun don't shine.
 
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