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Poll: Are St Patrick’s Day celebrations good for Ireland’s image?

Festivals and parades take place all over the country today to mark our national holiday – but do the celebrations really boost Ireland’s image internationally?

Revellers in Dublin on St Patrick's Day last year.
Revellers in Dublin on St Patrick's Day last year.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

TODAY SEES COMMUNITIES all over Ireland mark our national holiday with parades and other festivities. However, there will also be the usual concerns about the influence of alcohol on the day, especially later in the evening when the family-friendly activities are over.

Overall, do you think that the celebrations of St Patrick’s Day portray a good image of Ireland internationally?

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