Frank McDonald doesn't know how Dublin could cope with 9m tourists projected to holiday in Ireland in the next year
Campaigners in Rome have said that the capital is under siege from a new kind of ‘barbarism’ – too many tacky tourist shops, fast food outlets and mini-markets.
Is Dublin suffering from a similar kind of 'barbarism'?
Frank McDonald joined George Hook on High Noon today to discuss the impact tourism has on Dublin, as well as cities around Europe.
'Some cities can handle it. I've been to Barcelona, and it can absorb the millions of tourists who come. Dublin struggles to cope.'
You can hear the full interview below.