An interesting story from Dail Éireann today. Community Affairs Minister Eamon Ó Cuív said he favoured expanding country transport services to run up until midnight to allow drinkers to leave their cars at home. Mr Ó Cuiv said talks were under way with the Transport Department about expanding the €10 million rural bus initiative to cover around 30 local areas where drinkers would be ferried to pubs.
We say put the much needded €10m into housing or something a bit more worth while. If people can’t get to the pub then that’s their luck out. Drink at home if you can’t find a way to the pub and you need to get your fix of alcohol. The government surely can’t be seen “Driving people to drink” ?