1. What local restaurant would you suggest to get a really good introduction to Irish food?
The Pig’s Ear on Nassau Street offers wonderful traditional cuisine with a contemporary twist. The Cellar Bar in The Merrion is also a great spot for some Irish cuisine.
2. Is there any etiquette around dining, tipping, and service that I should definitely know before eating out in Dublin?
Restaurants in Dublin are thriving at the moment, with great new bars and restaurants opening all the time. I would always recommend making a reservation early to avoid disappointment. People ask about tipping in restaurants and I always say there are no hard and fast rules about tipping in restaurants in Ireland. Generally speaking, if you were very happy with your experience 10 - 15% is considered to be an international guideline.
3. I only have 24 hours in the city, what three things are must-sees?
There are countless things to see and do for people – the ones I recommend as must-sees are The Book of Kells in Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street – here you'll find fascinating archaeology displayed over seven galleries.
4. Which are the city's nicest and most tranquil green spaces?
St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square are both beautiful green spots in Dublin. The Helen Dillon Garden [in Ranelagh] is also a peaceful haven away from the commotion of the city.