Tourist Victim Support Service, Dublin
I've been living in Dublin, for longer than a year now, and I can say Dublin (and specially some areas like Smithfield) is no longer safe. Pay attention because a lot of people say that it safe, till something happened to them. I've have beaten up in december after Somebody took my mobile and I run after him. Then other two friends of him came.
So, never write sms, or talk at the phone when you are walking,take your time and go in a shop or stand beside a wall.
Never show you have a mobile in a pub,otherwise carry it with you.
Don't run after them,you'll find that they are more people "around the corner".
NEVER walk alone if you can on Thu,Fri and Sat.
If you're in difficulty or have been a victim of crime report the incident to the Gardai (Police) and call ITAS. The office is open seven days a week and assists tourists throughout Ireland. ITAS assists with the following:
Canceling credit cards - arranging money transfers
Contacting travel companies in relation to re-issuing stolen travel tickets
Liaison with embassies for passport/ID replacement
Arranging accommodation, meals, transport in emergencies.
Helpline (calling from Ireland) 1890 356 700 Open Monday to saturday 10am to 6pm. Sunday and Public holidays 12pm to 6pm
Lets hope you never have to use the number.
Was this a tourist at one time?
He was outside of a restaraunt as we passed.
Who is he is the question? The greeter of the restaraunt? :o)