A Cavan councillor has slammed Ireland's "rip-off" culture across tourism and hospitality sectors.
Speaking at a recent Cavan County Council meeting, Cllr Brendan Fay revealed that he has received calls from "many people" in relation to the price gouging culture which he believes is rife, even at a local level.
The Belturbet representative said that a family of 29 from New York were supposed to come to Cavan this summer but decided against it due to the "extortionate" prices.
Speaking to Northern Sound, Cllr Fay believes Ireland is a "greedy nation" which always seems to price gouge instead of looking to the future.
From speaking to people in relation to their concerns, Cllr Fay "fears" that many are starting to feel bitter about the situation.
He believes people will take a stand and not be ripped off any longer and will turn their noses up to Irish hotels, which people supported when it was needed most through stay-cations.
Cllr Fay says places like Cavan and Monaghan rely heavily on American and English tourists coming in.
He warned, however, that they are not going to come in here if they are going to be "ripped off."
"The fear is, with Irish people, is that we do get bitter," Cllr Fay said.
"We will find that we will not be ripped off any more."