Ahh lads, yee missed a few tricks here. A little bit of give and take wouldn’t go amiss.
Firstly, we’re safer driving drunk on the roads this weather, and at least any pain incurred would be somewhat dulled by Mr. Organic Compound in which a Hydroxyl Functional group (-OH) is bound to a carbon atom, usually connected to other carbon or hydrogen atoms, and friends. So raise the legal alcohol level back up to pre-Celtic Tiger levels, and we can start the whole process again.
In 10 years time we can all be pretentious, over paid, xenophobic, insular, self-righteous and fat again.