On Busi­ness in: Dublin

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The cap­i­tal city of Ire­land is also the coun­try’s eco­nomic cen­tre. Tra­di­tion­ally a hub for tex­tile pro­duc­tion, brew­ing and dis­till­ing, it is now a key fi­nan­cial ser­vices cen­tre too. Mean­while, Guin­ness con­tin­ues to be brewed in the city some 250 years af­ter the brew­ery's begin­nings in 1759. SLEEP­ING

Busi­ness trav­ellers are spoilt for choice with mod­ern and tra­di­tional ho­tel op­tions. Pop­u­lar op­tions in­clude The Alex, The Mer­rion, Clay­ton Ho­tel Burling­ton Road, The Radis­son Golden Lane and The Westin. Cool picks in­clude The Gib­son, The Spencer and the lux­u­ri­ous Marker ho­tel.

EAT­ING

Celebrity hotspot The Ivy re­cently opened on Daw­son Street in Dublin. SOLE is a pop­u­lar seafood restau­rant in the city cen­tre, and for clas­sic dishes try the Cliff Town­house or The Pig’s Ear. For Miche­lin-star din­ing check out Chap­ter One. Fal­lon and Byrne is a food hall and wine shop with ex­cel­lent din­ing up­stairs.

AF­TER hours

9 Be­low opened last year in the base­ment of the Hiber­nian Club and has an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of high­end whiskies. Peruke and Peri­wig of­fers a re­fined drink­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with walls adorned with oil paint­ings, wood pan­elling and Ch­ester­field seat­ing. Far­rier and Draper is set over three uniquely styled floors and The Side­car bar at The West­bury of­fers a mod­ern take on a 1930s cock­tail bar. For a tra­di­tional Ir­ish pub ex­pe­ri­ence head to The Stags Head, a Vic­to­rian pub fa­mous for food, drink and live Ir­ish mu­sic.

GET­TING DOWN­TOWN

Dublin Air­port is lo­cated 10km north of the city cen­tre and has ac­cess to plenty of buses, coaches and taxis to reach town, as well as car hire op­tions. Taxis cost around €20 to €25 to the city cen­tre and are avail­able out­side Ter­mi­nals 1 and 2. The Air­link Ex­press bus runs to and from the air­port and city cen­tre and be­yond with low-cost fares.

MUST- SEE SIGHTS

No trip to Dublin is com­plete with­out visit­ing the world-fa­mous Guin­ness Store­house where you can sam­ple the 'Black Stuff' straight from the brew­ery and en­joy views over the city from its Grav­ity Bar. Stay­ing on the al­co­hol theme, pay a visit to Teel­ing Whiskey Dis­tillery for a fully guided tour and tast­ing ses­sion.

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