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Let's use our big trump card -- value for money

Dublin is becoming more affordable, but Eilis O'Hanlon is eager for the rest of the country to follow suit

Published 11/04/2010 | 05:00

THE news that Dublin is no longer one of the most expensive cities in the world for tourists to visit would be easier to cheer if the rest of the country wasn't still so darned expensive.

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Back from spending a few days in the south west for Easter, I've had to rethink a few long-held beliefs.

One is my conviction that the Irish are among the world's most grouchy and unhelpful people, for all their legendary friendliness. I've endured way too many visits to various parts of the country where the locals look as pleased to spy a new face as a prostitute does to see a new client. Sure, they'll take the money, because that's the deal, but don't expect service with a smile.

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