Saturday 10 December 2016

TDs' anti-Trump antics come at a cost to the tourism industry

Published 20/06/2016 | 02:30

Donald Trump: there is uncertainty over his proposed trip to Ireland Photo: REUTERS/David Becker
Donald Trump: there is uncertainty over his proposed trip to Ireland Photo: REUTERS/David Becker

Thanks to the juvenile show-boating antics of Richard Boyd Barrett, Ruth Coppinger and other so-called hard-left socialists, the people of the southwest, who have no other meaningful industry other than seasonal tourism, are in danger of being well and truly shafted.

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Tens of millions of dollars in priceless free tourism publicity which the Donald Trump visit - accompanied by half of the United States media - would bring may now be lost to this very poor part of Ireland, which depends on tourism. Make no mistake, this lark may cost the region tens of thousands in lost tourists.

By denying the people the chance to showcase this beautiful corner of Ireland, Boyd Barrett and Coppinger - who enjoy lavish Dáil salaries - risk ensuring that there will be no end to the local people's austerity.

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