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Sunday 17 December 2017

Nightclubs curb risque adverts ahead of celebrations

NIGHTCLUBS across the country have rowed back on alcohol and sex-themed Leaving Cert parties.

The steady trend towards risque advertising has turned around, with most venues opting to keep things low key.

In the wake of the recently outcry over nightclub advertising, most of Dublin's popular night spots are keeping are more restrained ads ahead of tonight's celebrations.

The 'F*** Me it's Results Night' event, which had been planned for Karma nightclub in Athlone for tonight, was cancelled earlier in the week in response to complaints from parents.

Flyers for that night advertised free shots and sexual positions, as well as wet T-shirt competitions.

Play nightclub on D'Olier Street in Dublin also received complaints last week after its 'This is Thursday' (stylised as T.I.T.) night offered free entry to girls who sent pictures of their cleavage to the events Facebook page.

Last year, many places in the city offered €2 and €3 drinks, while one promised "strippers", "sexy girls" and a "midget". Tonight, few events in the city are running sexually provocative advertising and few are advertising drinks promotions.

The 'Official Leaving Cert Results Party' will take place in five venues around the city centre – Alchemy, Dandelion, Dicey's, Dtwo and Play, with a €15 ticket allowing people access to each of the venues all night.

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