DUBLIN Is The National Capital of Ireland. It Is The centre of financial and commercial power and seat of culture. It is also a city of contrasts, maintaining an uneasy relationship between reminders of earlier political and economic conditions and symbols of present-day life and prosperity.
Area city, 45.5 square miles (118 square km). Pop. (2006) 506,211;. Dublin’s geographic site is superb. Situated at the head of a beautiful bay, the city straddles the River Liffey where it breaks eastward through a hill-ringed plain to the shores of the Irish Sea.