Arthur's Day 'up for review' by Diageo
Arthur's Day is to be reviewed by drinks firm Diageo although festivities passed off peacefully.
Increased media attention ahead of this year's event cast a spotlight on the anti-social aspect to the celebrations with widespread public drinking, hospital presentations and a massive clean-up operation marring previous years.
When asked if it was possible to say there would definitely be an Arthur's Day next year, Diageo responded: "As is the case with all our activities, we will review and evaluate Arthur's Day post-event."
This year, the number of people arriving at A&E departments was down considerably with most hospitals reporting "standard Thursday nights".
Gardai also told the Irish Independent they had encountered a night like any Thursday night.
Diageo insisted a full review of proceedings would now be undertaken before any concrete plans were made for 2014.
A spokeswoman told the Irish Independent she didn't "have a magic eight ball" so couldn't say what was in store for next year.