So I'm an American/Irish dual citizen and interested in the cost of living and living conditions in Ireland itself. I've been to Germany and Poland but curious on how Ireland is. My citizenship is inherited through my mother but I have never personally been to the country.
Dublin is a lovely town, with lots of sights and drinking. It's not cheap, nor that expensive either.
I used to live in Smithfield, which is pretty decent. Additionally, if you want to stay alive, keep away from the slums and generally avoid the street youths, and guys with short hair and jogging pants.. Oh, and you will inevitably be disappointed with the quality of the birds there, they're wearing tons of make-up and eating way too many chips and crisps for their own good..
That being said, the pub culture is a lovely thing to behold, and they are generally quite an embracing people.
Why would he do that? The Dollar-Euro exchange rate has plummeted, he may as well take advantage of it.
Living conditions are excellent, cost of living is very high relative to mainland Europe. The country is pretty rural, Dublin is the only contender for what you would consider a city.
I would actually disagree with >>1071739 , Dublin is a kip. The best parts of the country to visit are along the west coast, which are also the most rugged and closest to what Americans seem to think they're going to when they come here, but most large towns and cities are very comfortable to live in.