The train service has improved and was a godsend until I started driving to the Red Cow and getting the Luas. I'm glad its there as an expensive back-up though. The parking in the train station is also great.
On the subject of parking, the unofficial boycott of pay-parking seems to have died down but the town is still fairly quiet.
I can't wait for the Aldi to come, my house isn't quite full of crap just yet! Supervalu has opened a garden centre (to my knowledge...haven't actually bothered to cross the threshold yet)
As regards eating out in the town, has anyone tried Dennis's Pizza and Pasta café yet? Behind the chippers facade lies a fabulous little Italian restaurant. I may never eat anywhere else again! There is so much on the menu, everytime I try something new, I nearly faint. And the guy who owns it is nice, even if he does talk a little too much
Adrian Dunne's is the best chemist in the midlands too. If you get your prescription there, they give you 10% off purchases for the month. Still think there are too many chemists in the town though.
Has anyone been to Scarlet's Night Club? I still haven't really gone out in Port properly except for the odd birthday or work gathering. Where are all the kids at these days? And which pubs have gone downhill?