Luck of the Irish draws holidaymakers to Vegas
DON'T tell Angela Merkel, but the results of a survey indicate that Ireland's rash populace has finally broken out of austerity to go on a wild gambling spree abroad.
A survey conducted by the online holiday booking firm lastminute.com in the three months from December to February shows that Las Vegas tops the list of the company's five most popular city holidays booked from Ireland. Those heading to Vegas for a flutter (what else can you do there?) booked an average three-day package, which costs around €676.
Prague, Madrid, Budapest and Istanbul were second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
A total of 31pc of Irish people surveyed said they needed to treat themselves despite the effects of austerity budgets, above the EU average of 27pc.