In this century Dublin doesn’t rest on the laurels of its rich cultural heritage. Alongside the smoky old bars, the historical museums and the folk music in the pubs, there is a new Dublin of vibrant night clubs, designer shops and young people - an image that is being promoted by popular musicians like U2, Westlife and the Corrs.
Dublin has a reputation of one the most youthful cities in Europe. It is estimated that about 50% of its inhabitants are younger than 25. Dublin’s streets and parks are full of young professionals who enjoy the summer, while during the winter they prefer spending their free time in bars.
Nowadays Dublin is booming. The city attracts tourists from all over the world who flock to the 'party capital of Europe' to take advantage of Irish craic (fun). However, the economic development has also had some negative consequences, like the raise of prices and influx of immigrants. Despite these facts, the city’s character hasn’t changed.
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