Dublin is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Founded as a Viking settlement, the city has been Ireland’s primary city for most of the island’s history since medieval times. Today, it is an economic, administrative and cultural centre for the island of Ireland and has one of the fastest growing populations of any European capital city.
Regarding gay rights, government recognition of LGBT rights has expanded greatly over the past two decades. Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1993, and discrimination based on sexual orientation is now outlawed. The state also forbids incitement to hatred based on sexual orientation.
Ireland does not currently allow access to civil marriage for its gay and lesbian citizens. Gay marriage has been legal since November 2015.
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