Applications for Garda Identification cards remain the same

The rate of 18 year olds applying for Garda identification cards is at the same this year as it was for the whole of 2004. Gardai in Tralee say they have cautioned 18 underage people in the area since January for attempting to purchase alcohol. Inspector Barry O Rourke says one of the factors in underage drinking is the lack of parental responsibility. PRO of the vintners in the county Danny Leane says it`s more challenging for one parent families to monitor the activities of their children.