For those of us who aren't TD's or Senior Bankers and have to work hard to earn enough to buy a nice bottle of wine, here's a quick breakdown of what THEY take!! and don't forget that the bar in Leinster House is subsidised - by us!
Retail Price €7.99 Government takes €4.27 - 54%
Retail Price €8.85 Government takes €4.43 - just over 50%
Retail Price €10.99 Government takes €4.83 - 44%
(assuming 40%alc - standard strength whiskey)
Retail Price €19.99 Government takes €14.05 - 71%
Retail Price €24.99 Government Takes €14.99 - 60%
Retail Price €29.99 Government takes €15.92 - 53%
So for a bottle of Whiskey that costs €19.99 in a shop,
the Government TAKES €14.05
leaving €5.94 to be shared by the following
the producer, Retailer, Shipper, Delivery man, Warehouse operator, Glass manufacturer, Label printer, Cork/closure manufacturer etc
SEEMS FAIR DOESN'T IT!!!