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Oktoberfest Cancelled In Dublin

By Dave Simpson
Oktoberfest Cancelled In Dublin

Oktoberfest will not be taking place in Dublin this year due to "unprecedented increases" in the annual event's insurance premium.

"Claim Culture"

The Irish Independent quotes Oktoberfest organisers as saying, "As much as we love coming to Dublin and doing our event with you guys, the 2019 event cannot go ahead due to unprecedented increases in our insurance premium.

"In Germany, we are not used to the claim culture that has developed in Ireland, and therefore we have decided to take a break this year.

"The belief that putting in an insurance claim doesn't hurt anyone except the insurance company is incorrect. Consequently, great, fun events like ours find it hard to go ahead when suspect insurance claims from a small minority of people can ruin it for everybody."

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