Costs for designated drivers

 

Sir, – To encourage people to refrain from drinking alcohol, there are alcohol-free beers. There is no duty charged on these so I am completely at a loss as to why they are sold at a similar price to alcohol-containing beers.

It seems that publicans and retailers are using people’s healthy and safe choices against them. – Yours, etc,

MÁIRE O’HAGAN,

Glasnevin,

Dublin 11.