21st Apr 2015
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its medieval buildings include 13th-century Dublin Castle and imposing St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. Temple Bar is a riverside nightlife and cultural quarter, home to the Irish Film Institute. Bustling, largely pedestrianised Grafton Street is the city’s principal shopping area, also famed for its buskers.
The Dublin region is the economic centre of Ireland, and was at the forefront of the country’s rapid economic expansion during the Celtic Tiger period. In 2009, Dublin was listed as the fourth richest city in the world by purchasing power and 10th richest by personal income.
Economic improvements in the 1990s have attracted a large number of global pharmaceutical, information and communications technology companies to the city and Greater Dublin area. Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Amazon, eBay, PayPal, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter and Pfizer now have European headquarters and/or operational bases in the city.
Blackrock Clinic is based in the southern suburb of Blackrock, 5 miles south of the city and linked by the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) train service. This is a very convenient commuting route. Blackrock is a coastal town with all amenities close to hand and a great community spirit. Situated within reach of some of the capital’s busiest hospitals, colleges and universities, it offers a great variety of rental accommodation for both single and family occupancy.
There are many well managed web sites full of important information for anybody thinking of relocating to Dublin. Here are just a few of them:
Dublin.ie – Official portal website for the city of Dublin, Ireland.
Daft.ie – Property for sale and houses for sale or rent in Ireland.
Expatarrivals.com – The Expat guide to Ireland.