Licensed wisdom XXIX
“Generally, Government and other regulatory bodies look at the most draconian measure requiring high levels of administrative work that, in the final analysis, contribute little to better regulation” – VFI Chief Executive Padraig Cribben has little time for the effects of Government bureaucracy on small businesses.
“While Irish drinks businesses are excellent innovators, there is only so much they can achieve while shouldering the second-highest excise tax in Europe.” – DIGI Chair Rosemary Garth on our exceptionally high excise taxes on alcohol.
“Ireland can’t have it both ways on trade. We cannot call for other countries to drop tariffs while we’re bringing in our own trade barriers such as single-country health warning labels.” ABFI Director Patricia Callan on the labelling proposals in the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.