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.”