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Dubliners are top tippers for service

DUBLINERS are listed as some of the most generous people in Ireland when it comes to tipping at restaurants, hotels, bars and in taxis.

City residents and people from Munster are the most likely to show their appreciation when it comes to service, a new survey from Amarach Research in conjunction with AA Hospitality Services suggests.

Connacht and Ulster residents are the most stingy, according to the survey of 1,000 people.


Participants were asked about their propensity to tip staff in restaurants, pubs, hairdressers, beauticians as well as taxi drivers and takeaway delivery people.

In the two months leading up to the poll the average tip awarded to restaurant waiting staff for example was €5.97, the highest awarded to the service providers listed.

This was followed by €4.14 to bar staff, €3.78 to hairdressers/beauticians, €2.99 to a takeaway delivery staff and €2.95 to taxi drivers.

While enjoying the best tips, more is expected from restaurant staff as a total of 43pc of those who left a tip following a meal said the amount was dictated by the quality of the service they received.

"Ireland has enjoyed something of a culinary revolution in the last 15 or 20 years," said a spokesman for AA Hospitality Services.

"Food and service standards have become one of the key differentiators for people when deciding which hotel to choose."

Accommodation staff are far more likely to receive a tip from an American guest than an Irish one.