If you are a home owner or a business owner in Dublin and you require a service in Dublin, you should always look to source it from Dublin. The reasons for this are fairly straight forward and make sense when you think about it.
Lets say, for example, you are getting some work done to your home. You want to have your driveway or garden area worked upon. Well the first thing you will do is probably Google it and pick the first few that pops up. This is not always a good thing.
Sometimes its better to ask around amongst friends and neighbours and see if you can find a local Dublin paving company who can take care of it for you instead. Normally you should be able to find 2 or 3 of them to balance out the quotes. A Dublin paving contractor will always strive to there best work for another Dubliner.
A local driveway company will take more pride in their work. They know you from the area or know of you. They are nearby in case you need get anything fixed or if something goes wrong with the work. And, you are supporting another Dublin business to keeping its doors open and employing local people in it.
As strange as it might sound, there is a lot of company’s that offer services but are not actually in Dublin at all. The reason for that is because Dublin holds over 1/3 of the population of Ireland (approx.) and it makes it easier to market to that fixed crowd rather than being spread out.
If you struggle to find a recommendation off friends, visit a directory that focuses on individual areas like https://www.mytown.ie/dublin-city/categories so you can pick from that list knowing that they are based in County Dublin.
Always check to see if the company is Dublin based. Ask to see an address, check there references and make sure they are from the area. Doing this, will support business and keep the culture of Dublin ticking away.