|Capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland|
Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Situated on a bay on the east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey, it lies within the province of Leinster. It has an urban area population of 1,173,179, The population of the Greater Dublin Area was 1,904,806 per the 2016 census.
Dublin is the country's economic hub. As well as being the location of the national parliament and most of the civil service, Dublin is also the focal point of media in the country. Much of Ireland's transportation network radiates from the city, and Dublin Port is responsible for a large proportion of Ireland's import and export trade.
Dublin is home to a number of multinational corporations, including in "hi tech" sectors such as information technology, digital media, financial services and the pharmaceutical industry. Dublin is also the location of the headquarters of several large Irish public companies including Bank of Ireland, DCC plc, AIB Group, Ardagh Group, CRH plc, Ryanair, Smurfit Kappa and Flutter Entertainment (formerly Paddy Power Betfair). Many of Ireland's public sector and state owned employers are based in Dublin including utility companies such as ESB Group, educational institutions such as Trinity College, Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and Technological University Dublin and most of Ireland's higher courts, RTÉ (Irelands national public service broadcaster), and several teaching hospitals. Other employers service the tourism and retail markets.
|1916 Easter rising|
|Dublin and Monaghan bombings|
Groups Headquartered Here
|Accenture||1989||multinational corporation that is heavily involved in privatization and public-private partnerships in sectors such as schools.|
|Blackrock College||1860||Catholic boarding school for boys in Ireland|
|Central Bank of Ireland||1 February 1943|
|University College Dublin||1854||Ireland's largest university|