Alcohol and the pandemic

 

Sir, – Barry Walsh (Letters, June 15th) is seemingly unaware of the distinction between sales and consumption. Three cans of lager in a supermarket is priced roughly the same as a pint in a pub. Thus the sales go down (pub and restaurant closures) but the consumption remains the same.

We’re not drinking less, we’re just paying less. – Yours, etc,

GEOFFREY MAGUIRE,

Dangan,

Galway.