There are working class areas, you can buy in that are relatively safe.
For example ,coolock ,or finglas,
but you need to know the area .
pick a house in a council estate , where 95 per cent of the houses
are owned by the people living there ,bought from the council.
Pick a smaller estate, not a estate with 500 plus houses in it ,maybe close to a main road .
Blanchardstown is a large area, there s a mix of council house,s ,
private houses ,apartments .
i could name one estate thats a bit rough ,
but theres very quiet parts of blanchardstown.
There s a feud going on between 2 gangs in dublin for at least 5 years .
My friend lives in finglas and i lived in a private estate in blanch for 4 years .I never felt in danger in blanchardstown and i cycled around alot when i lived there .
maybe drive around there after 9 pm, on friday and saturday ,
to see what its like .
She lives in an ex council estate in finglas ,
the average age there is 40 plus,
theres very few young people living in that estate .
90 per cent of anti social behavior is done by people under 30.