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Off licences could have hours reduced and sales restrictions imposed in order to stop house parties




Off licences across the country could have their hours cut in order to stop house parties.

The prospect of reduced hours come after the Minister for State Patrick O’Donovan said that opening hours and the volume of purchases must be reviewed.

Speaking to RTE’s Today with Claire Byrne programme, O’Donovan said that a common sense approach is needed in order to stop large sales of alcohol at off licences.

O’Donovan who said that his own brother is a public, told the programme that it wasn’t acceptable that people were leaving off licences and supermarkets with trolleys full of alcohol.

The Minister for State said by introducing restrictions would give people the message what is acceptable and what is unacceptable.

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