The Lord Mayor of Dublin leads a campaign to save Ireland's most famous drink which he believes is under threat from the impact of government policy.

Michael O'Halloran the Lord Mayor of Dublin and the Save The Pint committee gathered on the steps of the Mansion House to highlight what they say is a serious threat to the pint of plain.

A reduction in excise duty as part of the National Economic Plan means that the price of spirits across the bar will now be lower than the price of a pint of stout, which was. 

The traditional Dublin drink, and the company was also one of the city’s biggest employers.

The Lord Mayor’s concern is that more young people will start to drinks spirits rather than beers, and will write to both the Tánaiste and the Minister for Health in regard to this matter. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 October 1984. The reporter is Mary Fanning.