Monday 20 November 2017

Tourists: please pack up your wheelie cases and go home - I want my city back

'Dublin is a living city that is being choked by too many visitors'. Stock Image
'Dublin is a living city that is being choked by too many visitors'. Stock Image

Ita O'Kelly

We in Ireland have always tugged the forelock at visiting tourists for the simple reason that they were mostly our main source of income, when tourism was pretty much the only game in town.

Now, with just shy of five million overseas tourists choking the streets of our capital city annually, it is time to say enough is enough. We Dubliners want our city back please.

Tourism Ireland said that Dublin had 4.9 million overseas visitors in 2015. The figure for 2013 was 3.998 million and for 2014, 4.119 million.

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