My friends are just back from Dublin and had the same kind of problem crossing a street... we look first in the wrong way.
Easy when you cross with the green light but dangerous when you are crossing in another point.
I hope we are not completely stupid but, tho we kept repeating ourself to look first on the right, near Guinness Storehouse I had just the time to catch back my son (18) by his jacket before going under a car. From the looks of the drivers face we scared him to death.
I was wondering if you have to pay more attention when driving cause of tourists and if you have the same kind of problem when you come over.
Maybe we are just absent minded, lol.