39 thoughts on “Extreme Water Charges

  1. Soundings

    Fupping obesity merchants Coca Cola again (which owns Chaudfontaine water).

    Smart strategy: drive up the price of zero calorie water so that the punters buy the sweet corn-syrup sludge responsible for the global obesity epidemic.

    Time to stick a 50c obesity tax on each 330ml can of their toxic diarrhoea.

    1. Anomanomanom

      So its not the obese persons fault for being a glutton. Oh of course not, it must be the companies force feeding people. Two words PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

      1. Stewart Curry

        I was asked to make a cake campaigning against obesity but gluttony is a sin so I refused as it was against my religious beliefs. Also, it seemed a bit ironic.

      2. Soundings

        Maybe we should cut out taxes on cigarettes, so a pack of 20 will come down from €9 to 50c? PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY & PARENTING will mean no-one will smoke, right? And if one in two people does eventually get a serious illness from smoking, they can fupp off if they think our over-stretched hospitals will help them, right?

        The damage being done by these obesity merchants – and Coca Cola is one of the worst offenders in Ireland and worldwide – is deplorable and is, in my opinion, directly comparable to what the cigarette companies were doing in the 1950s. If they are still allowed sell their crap, then it should be taxed at a level reflective of the damage it is doing, and the cost to society of treating that damage.

        1. Rob_G

          I would be inclined to agree with you (which isn’t usually the case): the quickest way to change consumer behaviour (particularly among children) is to increase the price on things that you don’t want people to do.

        2. Anomanomanom

          You seriously think nicotine is on even par with people and kids having a coke or sugary snack. I’ve never seen a patent say now good boy/girl here’s a smoke. You eat/drink these things in moderation. The difference SMOKING IN MODERATION doesn’t happen, it’s not a thing. 1 coke a day will not damage you.

          1. Soundings

            1 coke a day?

            According to Fianna Fail, we’re spending €300m a year on these sugary drinks. That’s around 600m cans at 50c each (a standard Coca Cola will cost you 68c in Tesco, buy them in bulk and that falls, and at the other end, a Tesco coke will cost you around 30c).

            That’s nearly 150 cans per man, woman, child and infant per year. Most people I know wouldn’t touch those drinks, so there are people in this country drinking far more than one can a day.

            Fianna Fail want to put a 20% tax on these drinks. I want to see an obesity tax of 50c per 330ml can, €3 per 2l bottle. That’s how serious I think the obesity epidemic is, and the current and future health costs of dealing with a nation of lardarses. These obesity merchants, like Coca Cola, have been operating with impunity for far too long.

        3. Janet

          Very true Soundings, it beggars belief the crap people find cultural acceptable to throw done their throats to “treat themselves non – stop. Ireland really has to wake up to this problem.

    2. Roj

      “Time to stick a 50c obesity tax on each 330ml can of their toxic diarrhoea.”

      Why not cap the price on a bottle of water instead??

  2. Bingo Slimz

    That would equal €2.20 for a 500ml bottle.

    I thought around €2 was the going rate for a 500ml bottle of water in Ireland. Have I got that wrong?

    1. Clampers Outside!

      I thought it was a guessing game, you have to guess what came before it…. kinda like this…

      When in Fort Dix and Gaylord airports in USA I bought cheap cream for $1 and water was expensive at $1.50. Although….

          1. Ultach

            Alternatively you could have had a staycation and toured Hackballscross, Nobber, Termonfeckin, Effin, Blue Ball, Ballsbridge…

    1. Rob_G

      Except Dublin Airport with the ‘Airport water’ for €1 – always thought that that was nice gesture on their part.

  3. munkifisht

    I remember the artesian water stand in Superquinn. There were bottles of water there for €75

    1. Mikeyfex

      I was in the Temple Bar region of the Charles de Gaulle airport in Helsinki in Dubai, Perth and a bottle of water was 13,000 Aussie Dollars which converted at the time to roughly 67,000 euro and 3 live, full fingernails.

        1. Ultach

          Get you and your fancy damp cloth. We had to lick the sweat of each other. Not entirely against our wishes, I have to admit.

          1. Gienge

            You were lucky! We were so poor we couldn’t afford to sweat, we used to lick the inside of the one shoe we had to share between us!

          2. Zarathustra

            Luxury! We were so poor we used to rent out our feet so people with short legs could get where they wanted to go, quicker!

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