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A capital with a powerful mayor and an air of tolerance will benefit us all

Published 26/03/2014 | 02:30

Dublin is viewed favourably by foreign investors
Dublin is viewed favourably by foreign investors

Does having a thriving gay scene help the economy? Research from the US indicates that tolerance of our gay population is a significant leading indicator for the future economic fortunes of a city. Given that Dublin is so crucial to the economy of the nation, by extension, the fortunes of the gay community and the fortunes of the nation are inextricably linked.

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In the US, those cities with flourishing gay scenes are also the ones with the highest income per head, the most highly paid employees, the most creative industries and the best environmental record.

Why could this be?

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