Dublin City Council is the largest Local Authority in Ireland, covering an area of 11,761 hectares with a resident population of 527,612 (Census 2011). It is one of four local authorities in the Dublin Region with a wider population of 1.273 million. Bound to strict austerity measures, but recovering from the effects of the global economic and financial crisis, Dublin focuses on the goals of maintaining an innovative and smart economy and vibrant neighbourhoods. It aspires to become the heart of the region, revitalising the economy, and strengthening the city centre as a national retail destination, while providing the conditions for sustainable neighbourhoods and communities.
Source: Dublin City Council. Annual Report & Accounts 2012 & Dublin City development Plan 2011-2017 (see documents below in the 'Documents' section)
Bridge at night (c) Ronnie Norton