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The Daily Poll

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

‘THE GATHERING’ HAS been described as a ‘great success’ by organisers who say that it brought in more than 250,000 visitors to the country and generated €170 million in revenue.

Tourism minister Leo Varadkar also said that the initiative ‘strengthened links with the diaspora’.

But we want to know your thoughts: Do you think ‘The Gathering’ was a success?


Poll Results:

No, the focus on money only highlights the claim that it was a 'shakedown'. (2328)
It's too early to judge its impact. (1174)
Yes, it increased tourism. End of. (722)
Don't know. (608)

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