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City firms hit out at Scientology over video

A number of Dublin businesses have slammed their inclusion in an online video by the scientology network.

The video, which is a presentation by Scientology leader David Miscavige at a New Year's Eve Celebration in Florida, outlines all the work done by the controversial group round the world and includes a special feature on their efforts in Ireland.

It refers to Ireland as a country of "enduring beauty and beautiful sadness" but one that has "not been immune to decaying values of the 21st century".

Among the business mentioned is a well-known and reputable pub in Temple Bar. Last night a spokesperson for the pub said he had "no knowledge" of the group distributing information from the bar.

The group has premises on Abbey Street in Dublin's city centre where the group have been "testing" the public and also holding life improvement classes.