An international tourism expert says he'd never recommend Dublin as short break because it's a rip off.
The academic warns media coverage of issues like our blasphemy laws is hurting us.
Professor Michael Hall from the University of Cantebury in New Zealand says he'd never, ever recommend Dublin.
He was speaking at a tourism conference in Sligo yesterday, where he complained about a number of experiences here.
He described a stay in a Dublin hotel as a rip off - one night here cost the same as two nights in Helsinki in Finland.
The academic also says a recent blasphemy investigation into Stephen Fry's comments, and clerical sex abuse scandals are tarnishing our international reputation.
He was also critical of delays at passport control in Dublin Airport.