Dubh-Linn, founded by Vikings in 841, is now in a precarious position. Since Britain withdrew from the European Union in 2020, the Republic of Ireland – an EU member – provides the closest border for EU trade. Many fear a return of a militarized “hard border.” Some international corporate headquarters have moved from London to Dublin, to be in an English-speaking, European Union country. Yet Dublin has little living space for sale or rent. Come take the pulse of modern Dublin.

Maya Magee Sutton graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, triggering her desire to travel and engage with other cultures. Sutton received her PhD from UNM and has dual citizenship with the US and the Republic of Ireland. She has explored all parts of Dublin and Ireland. Sutton was brought up in a mix of US-born parents plus Irish-born relatives.