Health-Damaging Amount Of Alcohol Costs Less Than €9 A Week

Health-Damaging Amount Of Alcohol Costs Less Than €9 A Week

Elaine Stenson By Elaine Stenson - August 9, 2018

A survey of drink prices shows men can buy health-damaging amounts of alcohol for less than €9, and women for less than €6. The findings are part of research by campaign group Alcohol Action Ireland.

The group's Price Survey finds men can buy enough drink to put themselves past their weekly low risk threshold for alcohol - for as little as €8.49 and women for €5.49.

The survey conducted was conducted last month across four nationwide locations, two urban and two rural centres.

It finds cider products remain the cheapest, strongest alcohol products available in off licenses.

Beer products are the second cheapest just ahead of Wine and Spirit products such as Gin and Vodka.


Alcohol Action Ireland says drink is very affordable for most consumers, even in higher charging convenience shops.

The group says this demonstrates the urgent necessity to implement the Public Health Alcohol Bill including minimum unit pricing.

It says this will ensure the low cost of the strongest, cheapest alcohol will be tackled.

Don’t forget you can keep up-to-date on all things Nova over on our Instagram page – follow us for all the craziness of radio life coupled with news, sports and LOTS of cool competitions! Click here… 

Elaine Stenson

Broadcast and Online Journalist with and Radio Nova. I spend my days bringing you all the news you need to know...

I love to travel and I've lived and worked in six countries outside Ireland!

When I'm not at work, I can be found doing yoga or frequenting the pilates studio or else just grabbing an afternoon nap - since starting the 6am news shift with Nova, I have developed an obsession with getting a good night's sleep!!

I also love to cook and as you'd expect I'm a complete news junkie at heart.