There are some pubs that I love in Dublin. But here in merry England I have to say the range of old and new pubs, cheap pubs, fancy gastro ones etc is just amazing. Also the range of beers on tap is fantastic. The opening hours are much better too. Altogether a much better drinking experience, we should take on board some of their practices in Ireland for sure.
that said im in france now and it they havent a clue. for example my gf is from a village in he mountain where they have one bar for 6000 odd people. and its empty!
as other people have said i would love a larger selection of biers and ales available in ireland.