Dublin (/ˈdʌblᵻn/, Irish:Baile Átha Cliath[blʲaːˈklʲiəh]) is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of 1,273,069. The population of the Greater Dublin Area, as of 2011, was 1,801,040 persons.
NorwegianVikings invaded the territory around Dublin in the 9th century, establishing the NorseKingdom of Dublin, the earliest and longest-lasting Norse kingdom in the British Isles, excepting the Kingdom of Mann and the Isles. This corresponded to most of present-day County Dublin. The Norse referred to the kingdom as Dyflin, which is derived fromIrish Dubh Linn, meaning "black pool". The first reference to the Vikings comes from the Annals of Ulster and the first entry for 841 AD reads: "Pagans still on Lough Neagh". It is from this date onward that historians get references to ship fortresses or longphorts being established in Ireland. It may be safe to assume that the Vikings first over-wintered in 840–841 AD. The actual location of the longphort of Dublin is still a hotly debated issue. Norse rulers of Dublin were often co-kings, and occasionally also Kings of Jórvík in what is now Yorkshire.
Over time, the rulers of Dublin became increasingly Gaelicized. They began to exhibit a great deal of Gaelic and Norse cultural syncretism, and are often referred to as Norse-Gaels.
The city of Dublin was accounted a county of itself, although it remained connected with County Dublin for certain purposes. A Topographical Directory of Ireland, published in 1837, describes the Parliamentary history of the city.
The city returns two members to the Imperial parliament; the right of election, formerly vested in the corporation, freemen, and 40s. freeholders, has been extended to the £10 householders, and £20 and £10 leaseholders for the respective terms of 14 and 20 years, by the act of the 2nd of William IV., cap. 88. The number of voters registered at the first general election under that act was 7041, of which number, 5126 voted. The limits of the city, for electoral purposes, include an area of 3538 statute acres, the boundaries of which are minutely detailed in the Appendix; the number of freemen is about 3500, of whom 2500 are resident and 1000 non-resident, and the number of £10 houses is 16,000: the sheriffs are the returning officers.
In March, it bought a luxury residential building in Dublin with 120 apartments for rent for around 100 million euros ...The Irish Times, which first reported the deal, said Pontegadea bought the 1.2 million square foot (111,484 square metres)industrial and logistics property in Dublin's Baldonnell Business Park from property developer Mountpark.
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Michael Scott's modernist designs for a new city bus station in Dublin took the form of Busáras...Full page ads for Zhivago, for instance, promise revellers "the most exclusive, luxurious and exciting nite-spot [sic] in Dublin", offering a range of outlets from coffees and lunch to dinner and discotheque.
However, in the last decade in particular, Ireland has seen a surge of highly-skilled, artisan chocolatiers offering luxurious hand-made truffles, intricate and colourful hand-painted bon bons and chocolate bars and collections which showcase the Irish terroir and seasons through ingredients like sea salt, local honey and Irish cream liqueur.
"I think it’s awesome that a whiskey distillery caters for no and low-alcohol fans," says award-winning mixologist Cal Byrne - now a Diageo World Class and luxury spirits brand ambassador - who recommends Roe & Co Distillery in Dublin’s Liberties ... Bar 1661, Dublin 1 ... 27 Bar, The Shelbourne, Dublin 2 ... Peruke & Periwig, Dublin 2.
SOLE Seafood & Grill has been named the best luxury seafood restaurant in Europe for the fifth time in a row. The Dublin restaurant scooped the award at the WorldLuxuryRestaurant Awards, which is a highly competitive and prestigious award ceremony, which sees leading culinary establishments competing from across the world.
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The Hugo Boss store on Grafton Street in Dublin...It’s not often that the luxury brand Hugo Boss is taken to task over the quality of its materials. The German fashion group has fallen foul of the planning department in Dublin City Council, however, which has refused to approve a sign over its Grafton Street store.