In Dublin’s fair city where the nightlife’s far from being pretty

The Dublin Tourist Board won’t be co-operating with a documentary about life in the city because there will be too much drinking involved, the Diary hears.

The board is concerned that Planet Wild – maker of highly original and cutting-edge TV documentaries such as Ibiza Uncovered – will portray the city in a bad light in the programme, called Dublin Nights.

Planet Wild says the series, starting next month, will, among other attractions, take a look at the city’s strip clubs and follow a series of drunken hen and stag parties.

A source told the Diary: “Viewers won’t be disappointed. There’s likely to be plenty of vomiting in the streets – whether broad or narrow.”

The Diary can understand the tourist board’s concern. As that famous Dublin writer and political activist, Brendan Behan, once said: “The Irish are not a nation famed for being able to hold the drink.”

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