Dublin has been hit hard by the recession, with unemployment running at a 16-year high of 7.7% and the city in the red for a fourth straight year.
There have also been more than 300 deaths from drug overdoses and suicide.
There were also nearly 400 arrests for the crime of carrying an imitation firearm, and a large number of homeless people are sleeping rough on the streets.
Dublin is also the worst performing of the Dublin metropolitan area, with a 3.5% rise in the cost of living compared with a year ago.
The Irish economy is also struggling.
The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics showed the unemployment rate fell to 6.3% in March, the lowest since March 2010.
The economy shrank by 2.7 percentage points in the year to March.
Dublin has experienced a “significant deterioration” in its economy since the 2008 global financial crisis, the OECD said in a report published in February.
The country is in a worse position than other countries, such as Spain, which has also suffered from the economic downturn.
The OECD said Ireland had one of the strongest labour markets in Europe.
The report also highlighted a shortage of skilled workers.
A shortage of engineers, accountants and other skilled workers in the financial services sector is one of several factors contributing to the lack of demand in the sector.
“While Ireland has one of Europe’s most skilled labour markets, the situation is particularly dire for the construction sector,” the OECD wrote.
“In addition to the shortage of highly skilled construction workers, Ireland is facing a severe shortage of qualified and qualified-looking people in the fields of banking, accounting, financial management, finance, and insurance.”