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Ireland Businesses Worry Crime Will Deter Wealthy Tourist Shoppers

Excerpt from Irish Times

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We know Ireland’s still grouchy about the dip its tourism industry took during the recession, but there’s no reason to take it out on the down-and-out.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

Aggressive begging and the growing prevalence of open drug dealing in Dublin’s city centre will be raised at next month’s meeting of the Dublin policing forum, a spokesman for Dublin Chamber of Commerce has said.

It was an issue that was being taken “very, very seriously”, he said in response to reports from a city centre business-owner that anti-social behaviour was putting high-spend tourists off visiting Dublin.

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