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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,005 ✭✭✭ riclad

    I,ve never seen anyone taking drugs in public , if i see anyone that looks dodgy i avoid em.i have,nt seen any big rise in crime in the last year .i cannot tell the junkies from the homeless ,they dress the same .my advice is you don,t like the city centre do not go there unless you have to go to work. dublin looks strange ,no tourists at all, people just drinking or eating at tables outside .some streets look bleak with so many shops and business,s closed .i wonder if they are all paying rent on all those empty buildings.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,933 ✭✭✭✭ Gael23

    Eventually housing in Dublin will become unaffordable to anyone earning an average income

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,676 ✭✭✭ Bobblehats

    Let’s take it back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,005 ✭✭✭ riclad

    It's so unlikeable that 1000s of people are trying to buy a house there, the homeless and junkies hang around the city centre, like in every city . There's quite boring suburbs in dublin but no one posts about that

    Maybe the average person could afford a bed apartment at least for a few years that's the trend in every European city now prices are rising maybe cos people can now work from home

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  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Liam32123

    Let me explain. The ONLY reason why there's people-me included- that has to live in Dublin (and eventually buy/rent a house here), it is because big AMERICAN CORPORATIONS settled their EUROPEAN HEADQUARTER as this is a tax heaven for them, and brought their 'European money' here. 

    Sure, we don't want to live here because it is 'likeable', believe me. 

    I guess in Ireland you should recognise the privilege for you to be inside the EU as your economy is totally depending on this, and adequate your towns to better standards (see Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Rome, Warsaw, Milan, Florence, Prague, etc.)

    (Although we are European citizens, we don’t have right to vote our representants here, like you. Do we at least have freedom of opinion in a web forum?)

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Liam32123

    To all the deniers...once again...Dublin city center/GPO, yesterday night...the only blame of the victim of this atrocity was to "walking home from a night of socialising in the city"

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,915 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk

    I think I saw 2 reports of violence in Limerick over the last few days, is it also unliveable there?

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Liam32123

    Have you read the article? God bless that this time the Gardai was close to the scene. Undermining the gravity of such things is a shame

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  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ Alicano

    80 mins is dreadful sorry. Airport is about 22-25 mins for me. 9 mins if I take port tunnel. Dublin has the greatest choice of whatever you may be into. For example I love music and running. Dublin has the best venues and the best gigs. That's just a plain fact. I walk home from the Point, Croke Park, Bord Gais etc and feel terrible for folk who have to get into their car and drive to Kerry at midnight. It also has the best, biggest choice of running races. And that's just me. Whatever you like doing. Dublin has it for you. Kilkenny is very small. Nightlife and restaurant options wouldn't be anywhere near the level of Dublin. Shopping the same. Yeah you get more space for your money house wise. But there's a reason that show is called 'location location location'. Most people hating on Dublin possibly either aren't from here or can't afford to live here. There are loads of areas to improve on. But give me any county in ireland and I'm sure we can do a top 10 crap things about it list. Once you're happy where you are that's what matters. I wouldn't live anywhere else.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,096 ✭✭✭ corner of hells

    You almost seem pleased you found something to show your disdain for Dublin , almost gloating at residents or people from Dublin .

    That's a truly awful event and you use it as some form of measure to show how bad Dublin is.

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Liam32123

    How do you dare going personal and offensive just because you want to defend the undefendable? In my OP some weeks ago I raised an awareness warning that "Women certainly risk walking alone" in the city centre and I was even bullied by locals. I live in Jervis and I have a vulnerable wife and children, and it is extremely frustrating thinking that they can't even freely go for a walk on their own. Apparently I was wrong... also men risk as it appears.

  • Posts: 5,917 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    The accused in this case aren't Irish and are from a European country, the same accused are as likely to have done or tried the same thing in their home country, given the information that is currently known about the case.

    I did security for 10 years in Dublin and still have friends who work in the industry, as well as relations who are serving Garda. The day to day stuff in terms of crime hasn't changed in years from what they tell me. Dealing with addicts even at the level of shop security was relatevly safe and still is given the city centre is more like a small town and the addicts know that where they and their families actually live is common knowledge.

    Compared to other European countries where I've lived or worked short term Dublin is as safe or safer than some cities I've been in, and safer than any U.S. city.

    I haven't seen any signs at pub doors in Dublin or any other Irish city warning tourists not to take a taxi waiting outside the pub but to go to the ranks or have the bar call one for them like you will in one specific Irish pub in Prague, because the taxi drivers are known to massively overcharge at best or worse take unwitting foreign passengers to the outskirts of the city to actually physically rob them.

    Or the equivalent of a warning given by the barman in a pub in Lille to a group of English lads about certain local French girls who always had the bad luck of picking up foreign lads and them both running into their skin head ex boyfriend and his mates after closing time and the lad having the **** kicked out of them and relieved of their valuables.

    Amsterdam or at least the areas I visit to see my cousin and her Dutch partner aren't bad apart from having some of the locals trying to pick my pocket five times a night and being approached by street dealers every couple of meters travelling between my hotel and their apartment.

    Frankfurt has a bigger drug problem than Dublin and the associated crime issues or at least it did in the early 2000s when I lived there. Could be different now but I doubt it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,005 ✭✭✭ riclad

    I saw a fight in temple bar in July there was a group of 4 Russian men 2 of them fighting it lasted about 2 minutes I was 10 yards away around 5 pm 3 Gardai arrived and arrested them all after 2 minutes they happened to be close by on patrol I say Russian going by their accents

    Someone must have rang the Gardai instantly once it started

    I hear in some city's there are pickpockets who follow tourists and rob them I don't think this happens in dublin

    All taxi drivers have to go through a complex exam and have a background info checked by Gardai before they get a licence they have to show their plate no I'd no when they are on duty eg Theres no evidence of taxi drivers ripping off customers in dublin

    Google rising crime chigago usa new York City it makes dublin look like a haven of peace and quiet

    Maybe once a month I get asked do I want to buy drugs

    And you can live in the suburbs and have a quiet boring life and stay away from the city centre

    I'm not in a hurry to visit Texas usa anyone over 18 can buy a handgun there's no need to apply for a licence you have to be 21 to buy a beer

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,386 ✭✭✭ olestoepoke

    Anyone else read this in a Russian accent or was it just me lol.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,140 ✭✭✭ Del Griffith

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    I wouldn't say unlivable, its just an utter kip compared to other great towns and cities around Ireland.

    I lived there for five years unfortunately, its an absolutely horrendous looking place.

    I'll never understand why people pay over the odds to live in the dump.

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 21,518 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Pawwed Rig

    Well the point is that there are no comparible towns or cities in Ireland. Dublin dwarfs all of them by some distance. Dublin has all the benefits and problems of a big city.

    The best thing I find about living in Dublin (and we have the British to thank for this) is the amount of public open spaces. There are so many large parks and beaches that are only minutes away.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,915 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk

    Lovely looking place in many parts though, I think it's hard for country people to appreciate the good things because of their spite. Most towns have the same problems Dublin has but on a smaller scale. Galway is so poorly planned for e.g. and so badly traffic choked. Most towns are absolutely horrible looking in Ireland let's be real.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,540 ✭✭✭✭ namloc1980

    Always laugh at the Dubs who think they live in some large sophisticated metropolis and not in a backwater on the edge of Europe with crappy public transport and poor local governance.

    Dublin is grand but I try to avoid going there as much as possible. The city centre is largely an unpleasant place to go. Junkie central with fast food joints abounding. There's always a weird menacing atmosphere or vibe that you just don't experience in other cities. I'm sure it's great if you live in a nice leafy suburb though.

    Dublin had a great chance to reinvigorate the place with the docklands renewal, but that just turned into a massive spread of low rise glass boxes with zero imagination shown. Such a missed opportunity.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,915 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk

    I think this menacing atmosphere is all in your head! Parts of the city centre could be improved but most of the South Inner City is very nice. Crappy public transport and poor local governance is an Irish thing, not a Dublin thing, but it's actually quite good where I live.

  • Posts: 5,917 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    The exact same things could be said about Cork or Limerick. Galway as much as I like it is just an over grown large town with even worse traffic, public transport and no where to legally get a pint after 1..30.

    Doesn't matter what city, especially capital cities for the majority across the world, you have issues with crime and the local version of some rural boards members complaining about it and the times they have to live or visit there.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,366 ✭✭✭ saabsaab

    'The city centre is largely an unpleasant place to go. Junkie central with fast food joints abounding. There's always a weird menacing atmosphere'

    You could hardly say the same about Cork or Galway!

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,623 ✭✭✭✭ The_Kew_Tour

    Dublin City Centre was always a bit rough around the edges, I lived there during end of Celtic Tiger and even then it was little edgy, but overall I loved Dublin. It’s not too big and it was not too small. Has so much going for it.

    the only real downfall is cost of housing and traffic jams. But you get that in every big city sadly. Cork was just as bad if not worse depending where you work and live.

    I have friends who work and live there and they tell me it’s changed. I walked through there last time around 2019 and it did not feel any different to decade back bar maybe a little more people around.

  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭ Liam32123

    absurd to see how everything turned out to xenophobic comments against Russians .... what cowardice, instead of admitting their troubles

  • Posts: 5,917 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Yep have you ever been in supermacs or the other fast food places around Eyre Square on a weekend night, no different than O'Connell St in Dublin just less people.

    Was well out of security by the time I was living in the county not the city, but from chatting to a garda in the local, heroin was the second most common drug they were finding during street level arrests.

    I did the door on a couple of pubs in Cork for a couple of months when I was 18, and apart from the usual day to day hassle that you might get and perhaps a bit more due to having a Dublin accent, I started to see the start of the heroin trade that has increased to comparable levels to Dublin and the usual calls for more Gardaí on the streets

  • Posts: 5,917 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    How do you know that the accused in the case you highlighted aren't Russian the reports of the case simply states that they are eastern European.

  • Registered Users Posts: 775 ✭✭✭ machaseh

    Completely agree.

    At this point I am only here because of my job. I prefer not to job hop too much, I have only been working this job for 1 year and I want at least 2 or 3 on my CV, otherwise I'd already leave.

    Compared to the Netherlands where I am from, Dublin is hell.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,915 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk

    Pretty sure you've been bad mouthing Dublin for years now, I can never understand why you live in somewhere you perceive to be a hell hole, life is too short for that