I have never yet visited Dublin but its on my list (after skiing, ANYWHERE!) and I have been informed by people I would expect to know these sorts of things, that it is an incredibly vibrant and successful business centre. Many attribute this to their early adoption of the euro or to favourable incentives (tax mainly), but I'm wondering if it more deep-rooted than that. For example, why, in a city like Paris that has openly announced its intentions to be universally wireless enabled by the end of next year, can I ONLY GET A CONNECTION IN IRISH BARS DAMMIT?!