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12 signs Dublin has completely lost the run of itself


OUR CAPITAL CITY, eh? It’s quite something.

1. Two packets of crisps = a fiver

Mike Hogan Mike Hogan

2. This bedsit where you sleep on top of the toilet? €800 a month.

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3. And you can literally buy a castle in the country for less than the price of a two-bedroom flat

Castle with Great Hall, musicians’ gallery, two acres of land and three extra cottages:

Two-bedroom apartment in Donnybrook:

4. This is how much pepper apparently costs in Tesco

5. In fact, supermarkets seem to be attracting customers by INCREASING their prices

6. We’re literally queuing up to buy expensive coffee in tiny round capsules. The Nespresso Queue is a thing.

7. Even croissants aren’t posh enough anymore. Only cronuts will do.

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They’re everywhere. In Centra!

8. This is what crisps are like now

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God be with Perri Cheese and Onion.

9. And hipster food is everywhere. Even in Abrakebabra.

10. To park your car, you need a significant annual income

11. In fact, even dying is well expensive

Sam Boal Sam Boal

Irish Times Irish Times

12. Ah, Dublin.

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