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Bad news for Irish fans taking the Eurostar to France for Euro 2016

Eurostar will impose alcohol bans on some of its routes during Euro 2016.

Over 275,000 ticket applications were made by Ireland fans for Euro 2016 tickets.
Over 275,000 ticket applications were made by Ireland fans for Euro 2016 tickets.
Image: Peter Morrison

EUROSTAR HAVE ANNOUNCED plans to ban alcohol from some of its trains during Euro 2016.

Passengers traveling between London and France will not be served alcohol during designated times, and any person found to be bringing alcohol on board will have their drinks confiscated.

“Throughout the tournament, there are two levels of alcohol restriction: zero alcohol, and limited alcohol,” the spokesman said.

“These are applied during specific days and time periods, and passengers on affected trains will be notified of the relevant details for their journey in pre-travel emails.”

This is not a case of Eurostar targeting football fans, the service also has alcohol restrictions on days when England play France in the Six Nations.

Tens of thousands of Irish fans are expected to descend on France for the tournament which starts next month, with many expected to travel from the UK via the Eurostar train service.

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