Just interested to know from those who are either lifelong Dubliners, or who have been here for a long period of time. It is a city that generates a lot of feedback - good or bad - from people living here or abroad.
World class green areas - St Stephen's Green, Merrion Sq, and of course Phoenix Park, vast and where you can just relax from the stresses of the world.
Older architecture - Ancient structures like Christ Church Cathedral, along with the historical significance of the likes of the GPO building, give the city an architectural history that few others can either match or beat.
Variety of food - something that has improved over the years, where you can get the best Mexican burritos to traditional Irish grub. In most cases it is 'value for money'.
Guinness - Best beer in the world, of course. And a successful world brand.
'The Spire' - underwhelming, to say the least. A waste of millions.
Temple Bar - if you're not keen on getting p1ssed out of your tree, and engaging in 'the craic', it is not the place for you.
Transportation - The LUAS is still useless to those who live in the many suburbs where a stop does not exist.
Modern architecture - a lot of the post 1922 works have left a horrible mish mash with the older 'red brick' buildings, in several areas.
Divided city - it might be my own interpretation, but I don't think those living in the city really 'unify' with each other. Older Dubliners largely socialize with other older Dubliners, younger 'transplants' not originally from Dublin largely socialize with other transplants. Those from the different immigrant groups don't generally socialize with those from outside their own group. Call me too cynical on this, if you like.
Homelessness - the growing number of those sleeping on the streets is of course a depressing sight, and an uncomfortable 'sign of the times'.
O'Connell St - it is better than it used to be, but then you see the many derelict buildings still in or around the street, and the words 'unused potential' spring to mind.