My fellow Dubliners our native accent is being lost. My own generation is the biggest culprit for this. The heavy influence of American TV shows is resulting in young Dubs having a mid Atlantic accent while in some cases some people just annoyingly put it on. Take KPMG girl for example or any of the voices you hear from young girls and guys going out on the town.
I think possibly the skanger Dublin accent has put off some Dubliners from having the traditional accent and forced them to put on fake American accents to differ from skangers. There was once a society who met in the 1800s in Mulligans called the Society For The Preservation Of The Dublin AccentDublin Pubs - Mulligans Poolbeg Street and how we could do with a group like that these days. The D4 affect is spreading and more and more Dubliners are saying 'loike' 'yeah' 'dort' and gord'. We need to stop it before tourists come here and can't tell the natives from their fellow tourists(could be already happening for all we know). So I say to you my fellow Dubliners save our accent for your county!