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Bid to let Irish farmers drink and drive is denied

DUBLIN — A license to drive drunk? Some small-town politicians think it’s just the tonic for rural Ireland.

Councilmen in Kerry, southwest Ireland, passed a motion this week asking the government to create a permit that would allow isolated farmers the ability to drink a few pints and then return home in their car, or on their tractor, without fear of being busted.

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