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Irish spend most on alcohol in Europe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Haircut, 1 Jun 2006.

  1. Haircut


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  2. Arcade Fire


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    Hands up those who are in any way surprised?
  3. Mic


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  4. area51_for_psx

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    Thats old news. Eveyone knows the irish are big drinkers :D
  5. PrettyInPink


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  6. basmic


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  7. ArmoVanBuuren


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    Bah too much Guiness
  8. IceBus


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    Could this be down to the fact that Guinness tastes so much better here than anywhere else?
  9. bledd


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    i spend tons more than that on alcohol, and my local is a scream pub!
  10. Malc

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    What do you expect A pint of Guiness with a Guiness chaser doesn't come cheap :p
  11. Scuzi

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    I've just soent oever £50 tonight on booze thb, B. Bloody hell, no shock like. Last n ight out in Ireland for a good month bejaysis,.
  12. Violent-J


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    Doesn't suprise me one bit. :cool:
  13. Scuzi

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    To tell you the truth, drinking is cheaper over here than it is in England. I would spend £20 more on average on a night out in England comapred to a night out at home in Ireland, henc why I save my money to drink in Ireland. More craic for less money... can't beat it :cool:

    BTW the correect spelling is...

  14. Doohickey


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    Scuzi, completely off topic, but you officially have the best sig on these forums.

    Now, back on topic:

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  15. Scuzi

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    If only it was my idea. I stole it off a sticker that we are given from our union :o

    Thanks :D

    EDIT: I actually tried that pick up line. Didn't work though.

    "Wanna do it safely? Air traffic controller here, I get them in first time :cool: "

    I got a red bull & vodka in my face, no sex tbh.
  16. Doohickey


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    Persistence! It's gotta work one day, (NB: standards may get lower), and combined with your emerald lilt... a force to be reckoned with surely :p
  17. theleg


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    Theyve gotta do something to make them forget theyre irish..
  18. David _b

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    £50 - 60 a night usually here by time get a taxi or 2 and some munch :p
  19. semi-pro waster

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    Me, that it is so low, but then it is the average spend spread across the whole country so maybe that is quite a lot. I know for certain that I spend way more than that every year so I'm doing my part for Scotland ;)
  20. Dave M


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    The numbers are misleading and obviously have been created merely for a headline.

    For one it is per household - do Irish households tend to have more male adults in them (kids staying at home longer, shared houses)?

    It also states the straight cash figure - price of beer changes drastically across regions never mind countries. Does it include taxes, duty, vat?

    If Denmark spent most of this in supermarkets it would be probably about the same volume of alcohol if the Irish all spent it in pubs.

    Pointless figures to be honest. If they want to say something back it up with real solid figures (volume of alcohol consumed per head, broken into age groups and sex for example).