I think you would find a lot of Irish people live in Edinburgh, either as students or work in the professions.
Not having a go at Glasgow because it has progressed a lot, but it is not in the same league as Edinburgh.
Very few cities were as unscathed by WW2 and Edinburgh was one of the first cities to cry halt to Appollo house type of architecture in the 1960's.
Now that modern architecture has progressed to a level of maturity and design is considered 'good' because it is good and not because it is new and shiny possibly Edinburgh should revisit its development policy.
But to say that Edinburgh is bad becuase it prevented the 'Lower Mount St' phase that plagued Dublin is ridiculous.
At least in Edinburgh you have good streetscapes within which to place sufficiently high quality contemporary buildings.