Since years I state that Irish people do not have a clue about what’s happening in their own land, as they are not the creators of the economy miracle Ireland is living at the moment.
Today I give you an example of what I mean.
Sheriff street. According to the Dublin people’s stereotypes and even to Wikipedia, this street is considered a place where criminals rule and people are murdered under the sun.
The first thing to clarify is that Dublin, as many other cities in the world, is full of businesses which are fed by criminals and their money. Why? Because it’s the capital of the Country and it’s a perfect place for money laundering. Simple as that. Many pubs [and not just pubs] are property of Irish Mafia, everyone knows that.
The second thing to clarify is that Sheriff street is divided in 2: Lower and Upper. If you check it yourself on Google Map and on the screenshot here below, you will see that Sheriff Street is divided in 2 parts by a canal [I marked in red the related area].
The side on the left of the canal, “Lower”, is the one which presents local criminality issues [baby gangs, drug dealing, vandalism, etc.]. This is where most of the issues happen [an example here : “… The crew were verbally abused and threatened by a group aged from their teens to mid-20s. The camera was badly damaged after the angry mob poured cans of soft drink over it”].
The side on the right of the canal, “Upper”, is quiet, full of new and expensive apartments and it’s currently in the middle of a tremendous rise of prices for rentals. It’s almost populated by professionals, young families and rich students. Yes, sometimes some baby gang moves through this Upper area creating some problem, but it’s the same for everywhere else in Dublin.
Sheriff Street Upper is recently changing a lot. Rents are becoming crazy expensive [same apartment rent on 2015 at 1300EUR/month is now on 2017 at 1600-1800EUR/month]. New buildings are meant to be ready very soon, apartments but also important offices, as the new Central Bank building.
The main picture of this article shows Sheriff street Upper and the nearest areas with massive works in progress. Docklands should become the “Manhattan” of Dublin within the next 5 to 10 years …
… But some Irish continue to say that Sheriff street is not good. Thanks to them and to their ignorance, for few years the rent have been reasonably low …
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”. Albert Einstein.