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

Diversity in Dublin

Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council, supported by the Gallery of Photography Ireland and Dublin.ie, are delighted to announce the five successful photographers chosen to respond creatively to the theme of ‘diversity’ in Dublin city. This significant commission will support five artists to connect and engage with diverse Dublin communities, creating exciting new connections between the artist, local communities and the city. The winning photographers are Mandy O’Neill, Ala Buisir, Jialin Long, Tessy Ehiguese and Tobi Isaac-Irein. The commissions will be presented to the public through an outdoors exhibition on digipanels, metropoles and bus shelters across the city, for a

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Make A Day Of It – Smithfield & Stoneybatter

Smithfield & Stoneybatter is a short hop from the city centre, and home to a vibrant community of businesses and attractions. Join us for a browse in Bí URBAN, a studio for social creativity and a shop that sells locally-made products, some authentic Italian grub in Grano and a trip to the flicks at Light House Cinema.

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Meet author Ronán Hession, aka Mumblin’ Deaf Ro

“Dublin for me has always been a place to live. It’s always felt like a place where communities are, and a lot of it is not always obvious to the outsider. It’s a suburban city.” Ronán Hession is a Dub through and through. The author, musician, civil servant, husband and father was raised between Beaumont and the north inner city and now resides in Portmarnock. We sat down to chat about his creativity, grá for Dublin and what he’s looking forward to doing in the city post-lockdown. Ronán’s debut novel, Leonard and Hungry Paul, came out in 2019. In 2021, it was chosen for the

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Dublin as a Learning City

Lifelong learning is crucial to the quality of an individual’s life. It boosts self-esteem, increases employability, helps individuals meet new people from a range of backgrounds and transcend social boundaries, all while enriching local communities. That’s why Dublin has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) and formally became a Learning City in 2019. The initiative seeks to promote the various ways people can learn something new, both inside and outside the classroom, through traditional and non-traditional methods. It aims to ensure that educati

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Capturing Dublin’s Air Quality Street-by-Street

A new initiative between Dublin City Council’s Smart Dublin programme and Google will see the capital’s air quality monitored street-by-street for the next year. It’s the next phase of a partnership with Google’s Environmental Insights Explorer (EIE) to inform smart transit programs to reduce emissions and increase the use of cleaner modes of travel. Google’s first electric Street View car, a Jaguar I-PACE, will be deployed around the city, measuring air quality until May 2022. In Ireland, this is the first time a Google Street View car has captured air pollution and gr

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Invest

With a strong, open economy, strategic location and unrivalled tax incentives, it’s no wonder that investment in Dublin is strong. If you plan to invest in the city, here are some stats to reassure you that you’re making the right decision. 1. FDI recently exceeded €1 trillion In 2019, foreign direct investment throughout Ireland exceeded more than €1 trillion for the first time. According to

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What's On

Dublin Fringe Festival

Various Locations

From 11-26 September, take your seat once more for Dublin Fringe Festival! We'll overrun the city with outdoor visual art in Dublin 8 and secret locations city-wide, as well as live open-air performances at Dublin Castle and Grand Canal Dock. We'll be hosting music and comedy gigs back in beloved venues and bringing cutting edge interdisciplinary performances to stages in the Abbey Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley, Chapel Royal and Draíocht Blanchardstown. Fringe will find a way to reach you. We'll come to your place with unexpected night classes and covert audio experiences. Keep y

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Ranelagh Arts Festival

Various Locations

After a year’s absence due to the covid19 pandemic; Ranelagh Arts Festival is back this September (16th September - 26th September). Ranelagh Arts Festival has been running for seventeen years and as a charity supports local community and the arts. It has been a horrendous eighteen months for the arts and performing arts and we are delighted to shine a light on local and national talent and provide a platform for people to enjoy the arts once again. Our incredible lineup includes Suzanne Savage (singer/songwriter), Dublin Ukulele Collective, plays by StageScreen Classes, Howie The Rookie

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A Wilde Fan

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Through his plays, poetry, prose and extraordinary life, Oscar Wilde has been a constant source of inspiration and obsession for acclaimed actor Myles Breen. Reuniting with director Liam O’Brien (Language UnBecoming A Lady / The Bachelor of Kilkish), the international award-winning company presents their 15th production on tour. Featuring excerpts from Wilde’s writings alongside Breen’s trademark wit and flair, A Wilde Fan is a personal and theatrical take on one of history’s greatest artists, by his biggest fan. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken!” Oscar Wilde Writ

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Once Before I Go

Gate Theatre

Once Before I Go is an intensely moving world premiere from Phillip McMahon, co-creator of the iconic sensation RIOT! Told against the backdrop of Dublin’s burgeoning gay rights movement of the 1980s and 1990s and the contemporary LGBTQ+ community of today, the play charts the close friendship of Lynn, Daithí, and the luminous Bernard, and sits on the exhilarating edge between comedy, tragedy and melodrama. Exploring the fragile yet resilient bonds of Irish queer lives across four decades in Dublin, London and Paris, Once Before I Go steps between the early days of the AIDS crisis and

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Motherland Songs of 20th Century Women

Civic Theatre

Antelope Productions Presents MOTHERLAND : Songs of 20th Century Women Performed by Edel Murphy (Celtic Woman, Riverdance) & live band. Featuring evocative projected images alongside thought-provoking spoken word, Edel Murphy performs iconic songs of struggle and celebration from such songwriting greats as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Kate Bush, Nanci Griffith, Dolly Parton, and The Beatles. Following extensive tours with Grammy winning shows Celtic Woman and Riverdance, Edel Murphy – singer, actor and musician – and live band bring you through the Dustbowl of the Great Depression

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Cassiopeia Winds

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Cassiopeia Winds is a group of five exceptional musicians whose sheer joy in performing together is contagious, bringing a real sense of excitement and fun to their music making. Formed in 2010, Irish chamber wind ensemble Cassiopeia Winds performances are marked by vivacity, panache and a dedication to the exploration of fine sound worlds. Though the ensemble has the capacity to expand or contract to suit its innovative programming, at its core is a quintet of players whose members are among the finest in the country, including players from the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, RTÉ

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Our Stories

Creating Dublin face masks

As the pandemic wore on into 2020, and the use of face masks became ubiquitous, the Dublin Place Brand team partnered with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) to create a series of eye-catching designs. This project aimed not only to keep people safe, but also to celebrate what it means to be a Dubliner. We asked the students at NCAD to highlight Dublin’s creative, cosmopolitan and unique elements within their designs and instill them with a sense of place and belonging. Over 30 high-quality designs were presented, from which seven outstanding designs were chosen. We then worked with a small,

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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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IFI Documentary Festival 2021

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