Dublin airport (now 2 terminals) is one of the strangest airports. Terminal 1 I use a lot. It was designed (and operated as) a multi-storey car park. The access ramps are still there and can be seen when arriving landside (facing the Terminal 2 building) - so no wonder that it has its drawbacks. Pier D light spacious and with some design flaws mainly relating to layout is fairly OK and of international standard though not excellent in any significant way. It is far removed from terminal 1 by curved walkway which does not have enough travelators. On the inside of this curve there is the original (beautifully restored) terminal from 1939. Gates A/C baby changing facilities are well below standard - better off not using them. Another very negative thing is security checks - most of the x-ray machines are often switched off so only part of the capacity is used - they rather see long queues than spend a few euros on efficiency. In this day and age you often have to take off shoes belts etc. There are no spaces to sit and put your shoes back on instead right after security you find yourself in the shopping area. Terminal 2 promises to be better laid out but those flying budget airlines (myself included) will remain stuck with terminal 1. Any complaints about it you should have just paid the higher price for an other airline that flies from the new terminal. Absence of airbridges is on insistence of budget carriers because boarding is quicker without the airbridges and decreases turnaround time. Gates A and C do have airbridges but not used on all flights.Shopping/food value far too expensive. Pier D is a 25-30 minute walk (even if young and fit) - no caddy service no hand luggage trolleys. Other than that Pier D is the more spacious.