Im sure you will love it. It is a great and friendly place and for sure it is a fantastic place for a visit. I am looking at it, or trying to, from a long term view in my observations. Look forward to hearing about your visit.
My mate and his wife Moved to Ireland about 2 years ago. She is from the UK originally. after about 14 or so months in Ireland they decided to move to Scotland, merely due to Ireland being so damn expensive to live in.
Yes but you will be subjected to the same kind of scrutiny as if applying for a visa on other countries and will have to satisfy Immigration that you intend to return. Proof would include return tickets, bank statements, proof of employment and other commitments back home etc etc etc