Your guide to live, work, invest & study in Dublin

Virtually visit attractions

With COVID-19 restrictions, Dublin’s attractions are currently closed. Tour them here in the meantime, and make sure to visit when they’ve re-opened. National Gallery of Ireland Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection in full on their website. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

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Current COVID-19 restrictions

Ireland is currently under Level 5 restrictions. Museums, galleries and cinemas have closed. Cafes, restaurants and pubs operating as restaurants, can operate delivery and take-away only. Non-essential retail is delivery only. At Level 5, the public health risk means that you will be asked to stay at home, except for travel for work, education or other essential purposes, or to take exercise within 5km of home. There will be no gatherings other than small numbers at funerals and weddings. Please see gov.ie for the latest.

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Be Active, Stay Healthy

It’s been a rough year for all of us. As the evenings draw in and the weather gets cooler, it’s still vital that we stay active. Particularly as we’re all staying home more due to lockdown. Whether it’s taking the kids to the park, getting a morning run in, or even a lunchtime walk, the benefits to mind and body health are proven. For now you’re limited to a 5km radius of your home, but we’ve assembled some resources to help you out.

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Women in Business: Each One Different, but #StrongerTogether

Women in business come from a diverse array of backgrounds, personalities and approaches. Women in Business Networks provide a forum for these entrepreneurs to come together and learn from each other. We checked in with the Dublin City Local Enterprise Office (DCLEO) Women in Business Network and met some inspirational members. Aine McGurk – Dainty Bear Aine McGurk has a thriving retail and wholesale business selling Irish-designed baby shoes and accessories online at daintybear.com. As an IT graduate with a computer science background, Aine found herself wanting more than her first job at Mic

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Why invest in Dublin?

Exceptionally well-educated workers, four of Forbes's top Most Innovative Companies and all the vibrancy of a European capital city: Dublin is where you want to be.

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What's On

Eclipsed

Online

Our February 2020 performance online of Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan. This is an award winning play set in a Magdalene laundry during the 1960’s. It is one of the first plays to tell the story of the Magdalene laundries and was inspired by Patricia’s own experience as a young novitiate. Her play highlights the plight of four women who struggle to bear the austerity of their existence and desire to break the shackles of this landmark of societal repression. This is a poignant, funny, moving and sad play. We are starkly reminded of the brutal intolerance of ‘female deviance’ in our

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Between the Red Lines

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Between the Red Lines, a spin-off series of events from the Red Line Book Festival brings you a brand-new programme of Irish voices this February. This programme is brought to you by organisers of The Red Line Book Festival and South Dublin Libraries and Arts. Events will take place over seven days to coincide with the Ireland Reads campaign - a new national day to celebrate reading. Between the Red Lines is a brand new concept that aims to share Irish books– hot off the press and perspectives from Irish writers; connecting them with readers here in Ireland and around the world and enc

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Cultural Adaptations Conference

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The Cultural Adaptations conference, taking place online from 2 to 5 March 2021, will be a unique, international event exploring how cities and regions across Europe can creatively adapt to climate change impacts, and the adaptation challenges faced by our arts and cultural sector and is the completion of a Creative Europe Programme that axis partnered on with Creative Carbon Scotland, TiLLT Gothenburg and GreenTrack Gent. Are you looking for new ways to adapt your city to a climate-changed future? Are you passionate about how creativity can be harnessed for successful, equitable adapta

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Online Art History Lecture Series: Artists and their Travels

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Online Art History Lectures Series: Artists and their Travels Wednesdays 3 March- 31 March 2021, 2.30-4pm (excluding Wednesday 17 March) Join us for this four part illustrated lectures online series with Jessica Fahy when we will be exploring the theme of Irish artists and their travels abroad. Fee in total for this series: €20. Advanced booking required here on Eventbrite. These talks will be presented through the Zoom online platform.

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Zoom Room Chekhov

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Bethencourt Productions presents Zoom Room Chekhov. The Anniversary and The Proposal, two one act comedies by Anton Chekhov performed by actors live from their rooms, in the spirit of vaudeville and cabaret. Chekhov’s loveable, human & imperfect characters struggle to communicate with each other. Actors with fire in their bellies, who in real life are confined to their homes by the Covid 19 global pandemic, are on a virtual stage to express their love of theatre and to reconnect with their audiences worldwide. Chekhov speaks to today’s audiences more than ever in this innovative pro

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La Bohème – Livestream Concert

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in association with Irish National Opera are proud to present a very special livestream concert performance of one of the most-loved operas of all time, Puccini’s La bohème. Following the unforgettable story of two young, bohemian lovers in Paris, this concert performance will star Irish and international star soprano Celine Byrne as Mimi and Lithuanian tenor Merūnas Vitulskis as Rodolfo, conducted by Sergio Alapont. This spectacular event will also feature the 62- piece Irish National Opera Orchestra, as well as the Irish National Opera Chorus and a wonderful

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Our Stories

Where the Arts are now

Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time. I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al

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Arbitration: A Boost for Dublin’s Economy

Following a recent major agreement between the Government and the Hague based Permanent Court of Arbitration there is a significant opportunity for Dublin to become a centre for dispute resolution. Dublin has a huge amount to offer as an international arbitration venue, including a highly respected legal system. Following the UK’s departure from the EU, Ireland will also be the only fully common-law, English speaking country in the EU. Currently cities including Paris, Zurich and Stockholm have been seen as seats for arbitration, however newer places, including Dublin could now attract high profile cases. This has the potential to be a major boost to the econ

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Profit With Purpose

The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in many businesses facing an uncertain future, rethinking how they will make money. Many entrepreneurs have found a silver lining from their new circumstances in being given an unexpected opportunity to work on sustainable and ethical ideas as they reinvent their business. Making your start-up or existing business sustainable or ethical is also a smart, future-proof option. Customers are now much more informed and aware of the environmental impact of their purchases. A more sustainable product or service will create a positive brand image and reputation that will impact the bottom line of many businesses.

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Startup Scene: WIA

Conall Laverty is the founder and CEO of WIA, a start-up company that works with property owners and developers to deploy Internet of Things hardware to reduce cost and improve their buildings’ performance. WIA provides a simple way for people and things to communicate with just a few lines of code. With over 10,000 clients across 100 countries, it has attracted €1 million in venture capital funding with backers including Suir Valley Ventures, Enterprise Ireland and NDRC. As a result, Conall has become a key figure in the global Internet of Things ecosystem. Conall is one to watch. He h

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St Patrick's Festival 2021

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