Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland . It is the beginning of the journey for many travelers to Ireland. It lives up to many of Europe's great cities in terms of vibrancy, nightlife and tourist attractions, and is the most popular entry point for international visitors in Ireland. Dublin is disproportionately large for the size of the country; almost a third of the Irish population lives in Greater Dublin. The center, however, is relatively small and can be explored on foot, with most of the population living in the suburbs.
Dublin was historically the center of brewing including Guinness. Over time, Dublin has become a hub for the pharmaceutical industry including Pfizer and the IT sector including Google's Europe headquarters , Microsoft , Facebook , PayPal , Zynga and Yahoo. At the end of September 2011, Twitter announced the construction of its European headquarters. According to a study by PWC , in 2011 Dublin ranked second among the most attractive cities for corporate headquarters in Europe after Antwerp .
Furthermore, Dublin is the financial center of Ireland. Many European banks including Citigroup, Commerzbank, WestLB, LBBW, Helaba) and insurance companies including Irish Life, London Life have branches there. In addition, the Irish Stock Exchange, the Irish Stock Exchange , and the Irish Enterprise Exchange are located in Dublin.
Dublin is the headquarters of Ardagh Glass Group Plc., The third largest glass container manufacturer in Europe, and Imera Power , an energy company.
The four largest Irish airlines Aer Arann , Aer Lingus , CityJet and Ryanair are headquartered in Dublin.
In the time of the " Celtic Tiger " also large-scale and elaborate revitalization of the city center fall, above all the conversion of the old port areas in office and residential areas. The largest projects include Docklands Dublin Docklands and Spencer Dock .
Flights to Dublin
Dublin International Airport - DUB
Dublin is served by a two terminal airport (DUB) approximately 10km (6 mi) north of the city centre. A full list of airlines flying to Dublin, along with timetables.
Ireland's flag carrier airline, Aer Lingus, flies to Dublin from a large number of European cities. Aer Lingus fares are often lower than other flag carriers, but in part this has been achieved by matching the service levels of low-fare competitors. As a result, they now charge for checked-in bags and seat reservation at time of booking. Aer Lingus staff are always very friendly and helpful. The planes and flight attendants are decorated in bright green to get passengers ready to see all of the green in Ireland. Aer Lingus fly almost exclusively from Terminal 2 in Dublin Airport.
Ryanair, Ireland's second airline and Europe's largest low fares airline, has one of its main bases in Dublin from which it flies to a large number of European airports including Paris, London, Manchester, Liverpool, Madrid and Frankfurt as well as smaller regional airports such as Nantes or Kaunas. While famous for its low fares, Ryanair can be more expensive than other airlines for last minute bookings. All Ryanair flights depart from Terminal 1.
Low-fare airline Flybe links Dublin to Exeter, Norwich and Southampton in the United Kingdom, and also Jersey and Guernsey in the Channel Islands.
Dublin is directly served by several airlines from Europe and overseas. It can be chosen between over 150 destinations around the world. The most frequently served international airports are: London, Paris, Manchester, New York, Birmingham, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Malaga, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Most flights go to the United Kingdom. In terms of passenger numbers, Dublin ranks 15th in Europe, with more than 21.1 million passengers in 2006. The connection to the city center is ensured by several bus lines, including private providers. A connection to the railway network is not yet available.
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Current conditions for Dublin, (DUB), Ireland (53.43°/-6.25°)
Altitude: 223.1ft / 68m
Temperature: 50 °F / 10 °C
- Feels like:
- 46 °F / 8 °C
- 43 °F / 6 °C
- Wind direction:
- 170° S
- Wind speed:
- 9mi per hr / 15km per hr (8kts per sec / 4m per sec)
- Cloud cover:
- 6.21mi / 10km
- 29.58in / 999mb
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