Councillor Criticises Dublin Hotels For ‘Exorbitant Prices’ During All-Ireland Final Weekend

Posted by


A KERRY councillor has called on the Government to do something about, what he terms, “rogue hoteliers” putting up the prices for hotel rooms during the All-Ireland final weekend.

In welcoming Kerry’s qualification for the final on September 1, Councillor Michael Cahill has called on the Government to crack down on hotels in Dublin who are quoting exorbitant prices in the capital coinciding with the All Ireland Final weekend.

“There appears to be some kind of agreed pricing system between many of the hotels in Dublin for dates of high profile events,” stated the Fianna Fáil Councillor.

Continued below…


“If you compare prices in Dublin hotels for two people for the 3rd weekend in September, formerly the All Ireland Football Final weekend, with the weekend of this year’s final, you will find in many cases that prices have multiplied. I have seen prices jump from €140 to €580 by comparison and this is in the space of 14 days,” stated Mr Cahill.

The Rossbeigh man said that this is robbing the rural people of Ireland who wish to support these high profile events and is preventing many decent Kerry people from travelling to Dublin for the All Ireland Final.

“And what sort of a reputation are we gaining for ourselves abroad in our tourism market?” asked Councillor Cahill.

“This needs to be stopped now. Dublin hoteliers should not be allowed to take unfair advantage of our Kerry supporters who are anxious to travel. Their “home” supporters suffer no such expense,” he said. “We are being taken for a ride. I am very annoyed that our high quality tourism reputation is being damaged.”

One Comment

  1. Killarney is a town full of ‘rogue hoteliers’ all year round