Drinks Ireland are among the groups lobbying for lower prices.
Ireland has one of the highest prices of alcohol in the EU.
According to the Price Level Index, Ireland ranks third in Europe.
Alcoholic beverages are 86.9% higher in Ireland compared to the EU average.
Ireland is also the most expensive country for non-alcoholic drinks in Europe.
🍸🍺How did the price of #alcohol in your #country compare to other #EU countries in 2020?
🇫🇮 Finland = price level index of 193
🇮🇪 Ireland = 181
🇸🇪 Sweden = 166
🇭🇺 Hungary = price level index of 73
🇷🇴 Romania = 74
🇧🇬 Bulgaria = 81
— EU_Eurostat (@EU_Eurostat) August 30, 2021
Groups representing the alcohol industry are asking for the government's protection.
They want to see changes implemented in October's budget.
Patricia Callan of Drinks Ireland wants a cut in excise duty to allow prices to balance out.
She says it costs more to buy Irish products at home than abroad.