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Dublin is changing – for the better – and Luas Cross City is part of that change. Linking two Luas light rail lines, this is one of the largest capital investment projects ever undertaken by the Irish government, with a budget of €368 million. A good news story for the city, the Luas Cross City works will promote economic growth, create 100 sustainable jobs, reduce congestion and integrate the cities public transport network. Fully operational by 2017, Luas Cross City will make the city easier to navigate. 

Operating in Dublin since 1876, KPMG also has a long-standing history on St Stephen’s Green, in its previous incarnation as Stokes Kennedy Crowley. Today KPMG works with clients in all sectors of Irish business, helping ambitious companies and individuals make the most of opportunities through a range of audit, tax and advisory services. KPMG also believes in the power of people to do great things. City of a Thousand Welcomes was a participant on KPMG’s Project Bright.

Ever wonder who keeps the city ticking? Dublin City Council (Irish: Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath) is the local authority for Dublin. The Council is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the capital. It has 63 elected members and is the largest local authority in the country. Until 2001, it was known as Dublin Corporation.

The seed capital for City of a Thousand Welcomes came from John Concannon and his colleagues at Fáilte Ireland (which means “Ireland’s Welcome”). It’s the National Tourism Development Authority of the Republic of Ireland. Established in 2003, Fáilte Ireland supports the tourism industry in its efforts to be more profitable and helps individual tourist enterprises enhance their performance.