The population of the city council area was 505,739 at the census of 2006, while the County Dublin population was 1,186,159, and that of the Greater Dublin Area 1,661,185.
The University of Dublin is the oldest university in Ireland.
One fourth of the Republic's population resides in the Greater Dublin urban area, and it continues to have one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city.
Dublin enjoys a maritime temperate climate characterized by mild winters, cool summers, and a lack of temperature extremes.
Dublin became the capital of the English Lordship of Ireland from 1171, and was peopled with settlers from England and Wales, as was the rural area around the city.
Opposition by Dubliners to extra taxes to support an English garrison resulted in the settlement there of Protestants from England.
Together the four areas form the traditional County Dublin.
Numerous literary figures from Dublin include William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, and Dracula creator Bram Stoker.
The Dublin City Manager is responsible for the implementation of decisions of the City Council.
Thousands of Protestants fled to Dublin to escape the Irish Rebellion of 1641.
In 2008, Dublin was listed as the fifth-richest city in the world .
Dublin Port is the country's busiest sea port and Dublin Airport is the busiest airport on the island.
Whereas Belfast was prosperous and industrial, Dublin had become a city of squalor and class division, built on the remains of lost grandeur.
Dublin is one of the constituent cities in the Dublin-Belfast corridor region which has a population of just under 3 million.
Redevelopment is taking place in large projects such as Dublin Docklands, Spencer Dock, and others, transforming once run-down industrial areas in the city center.
Dublin is both the largest city and capital of the Republic of Ireland.
In 1536, the same dynasty, led by Silken Thomas, who was angry at the imprisonment of Garret Fitzgerald, Earl of Kildare, besieged Dublin Castle.
Mesolithic sites exist in the Jбszsбg area (Latin Jazygia) in northern Hungary (Jбszberйny).
Dublin was still the primary center of administration and transport for much of Ireland, though bypassed by the Industrial revolution.
Dublin is served by an extensive network of nearly 200 bus routes.
Immigration has increased Dublin's religious diversity, with increasing numbers of Protestants and Muslims.
Dublin City University (DCU) is the newest and specializes in business, engineering, and science courses.
From 1922, following the partition of Ireland, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State (1922–1949).
Founded as a Viking settlement, Dublin has been Ireland's primary city for most of the island's history since medieval times.
The National University of Ireland has its seat in Dublin, which is also the location of University College Dublin, the largest university in Ireland.
Throughout the Middle Ages, Dublin paid protection money or "black rent" to the neighboring Irish clans to avoid their predatory raids.
Helped by the Wide Streets Commission, much of Dublin's most notable architecture dates from this time and is considered a golden era for the city.
In 1167, the Norse inhabitants of Dublin supported Roderic O’Connor of Connaught, for the high kingship of Ireland, against their overlord, Leinster king Dermot MacMurrough.
When Irish Catholic forces threatened the city, the English garrison expelled Catholic Dubliners.
Around 290 C.E., “the people of Dublin” were recorded as having defeated an army from Leinster, the province surrounding Dublin.
The Dublin Suburban Rail network has five rail lines serving commuters in the Greater Dublin Area, including an electrified line known as the Dublin Area Rapid Transit (DART) line that runs along Dublin Bay.
A north-south division has existed in Dublin for some time, with the dividing line being the River Liffey.
Dublin is also the main hub of the country's road network.
Live music is played on streets and at venues throughout Dublin, and the city has produced top rock bands including U2, Hothouse Flowers, Horslips, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy, and Boyzone.
Through The Emergency during World War II (1939-1945), when Ireland was officially neutral, until the 1960s, Dublin's city center remained at an architectural standstill.
Some well-known Dublin street corners are still named for the pub or business which once occupied the site prior to closure or redevelopment.
In 1649, a mixed force of Irish Confederates and English Royalists were routed by Dublin's English Parliamentarian garrison in the battle of Rathmines, and fought on the city's southern outskirts.
The area around St. Stephen's Green has some of the most popular nightclubs and pubs in Dublin.
Dermot retook Dublin in 1170, helped by an army of Anglo-Normans from Wales.
Dublin has been at the center of Ireland's phenomenal economic growth from 1993-2008, a period referred to as the Celtic Tiger years.
Dublin city center has several shopping districts, including Grafton St., Henry St., Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, Jervis Shopping Centre, and the Ilac Shopping Centre.
Dublin is the primary center of education in Ireland, with three universities and several other higher education institutions.
The city is the location of the greatest works of James Joyce—Dubliners and Ulysses.
The name Dublin derives from 'Dubh Linn', with dubh meaning black, and linn meaning pool.
Dublin has a long history of emigration that continued into the early 1990s, since which time there has been net immigration.