It was pointed out to me that the NCA have recently actually prosecuted and fined publicans for selling watered down vodka.
As reported at the start of October, a publican in Kilkenny was convicted and fined €2,500 (with €1,000 in costs charged also) for the offence of selling watered down vodka following a complaint from a member of the public.
I stand corrected.
A publican sells a watered down vodka for €3 or €4 to a consumer and is convicted and has to pay over €3,500 to the NCA. But a car dealer sells a clocked car for possibly upwards on 1,000 times the cost of a vodka, but that rip off car dealer gets away with promising to be a good boy in future.
Did someone say useless pointless regulator? Maybe I wasn’t so wrong after all?