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

Live

Life in Dublin is varied, energetic and comfortable. This compact city has everything you need, either on your doorstep or a short trip away via a comprehensive public transport and roads network. The people are friendly, the culture is rich and the history is fascinating. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Work

Global companies continue to base their European HQs here and the local start-up scene is buzzing. So here is everything you need to know about working in Dublin. The city is going from strength to strength – and your career here could be doing the same.

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Study

With all the amenities and activities a student could wish for – plus a fantastic location – Dublin is the perfect place to study. Approximately 25,000 students from outside Ireland attend publicly-funded colleges and more than 100,000 students a year come to learn English at the city’s many English-language schools.

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Invest

With a strong, open economy, strategic location and unrivalled incentives for investment, it’s no wonder that Dublin is consistently ranked as one of the best places in the world for doing business. The opportunities and lifestyle that it provides attracts homegrown and international talent to this diverse and energetic city.

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What's On

Medea

Gate Theatre

In this transformative new version of the Greek tragedy Medea, a slight shift of perspective can change everything. Seen through the eyes of Medea and Jason’s children, we are offering a new take on two of the most tragic siblings of all time.

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Scene + Heard Festival

Smock Alley Theatre

Scene + Heard Festival - This festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the North, South, East and West of Ireland. Featuring a variety of wild and wonderful performances. The public can then give their honest feedback in a variety of ways – Secret Ballot, Video Booth, Tablet Tale, or by the 4 word Twitter challenge. How it Works You buy a ticket to a specific ‘block’. A block often contains 2 short shows, performed one after the other. A ticket to a block costs €10 if booked in advance, or €13 on the door. Each block is

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Blood Brothers

BGE Theatre

Blood Brothers, by Willy Russell. This legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright's production surpassed 10,000 performances in London's West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the "Standing Ovation Musical". The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charge

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The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down

The Olympia Theatre

The Night Joe Dolan's Car Broke Down - by Pádraic McIntyre at The Olympia Theatre Dublin. The hit Music & Comedy show returns for what will be its 9th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by thousands upon thousands of people! Imagine being stranded with the legendary Joe Dolan in a rural pub in Cavan on the night his car breaks down. That's just the sort of fantasy scenario that's imagined! The play is set on a stormy St Stephen's night as people gather to celebrate the 60th birthday party of the The Horse Munley. As the storm worsens and people head home, a knock to the d

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Alone It Stands

dlr Mill Theatre

Alone It Stands - Balally Players Theatre Co. 31st October 1978. Thomond Park, Limerick. The mighty New Zealand All Blacks, on an Irish tour, take on the none-too-mighty Munster team – and, to everyone's surprise, they lose 12-0. From this piece of Irish sporting history John Breen has fashioned a funny, lively play in which both teams, plus fans, children, relatives and even a dog, are portrayed by a cast of six, with no props and only a half-time change of shirt.

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Our Stories

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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Future ambitions for Maynooth University

We sat down with Professor Philip Nolan, president of Maynooth University, to discuss his plans for the university, which lies on the periphery of Dublin. His role focuses on creating a strategy and implementing this to grow and develop the university. Maynooth University is home to over 1,000 staff and 13,000 students, and more than 1,200 of these are international students hailing from over 60 countries. The university offers a wide range of excellent academic programmes which are delivered by leading researchers in various fields, and students are challenged and encouraged to reach their full potential in this top-class learning environment. C

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Medtech in Dublin

Ireland is a leading player in the global medical technology industry. IDA Ireland reports that 9 of the world’s top 10 Medtech companies have bases here. Dublin, the country’s capital city and economic powerhouse, is home to giants in the sector like Medtronic, ResMed, Abbott and others. In fact, with more than 40,000 people now working in the industry, Ireland is one of the largest employers of Medtech professionals in Europe. “We’re lucky in Ireland to not only have some exceptionally talented people but also a supportive ecosystem with a range of supports”, says Sinéad Keogh, director of the

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Dry Dublin: Non-alcoholic drinking experiences in the city

It looks like Guinness. It comes out of a tap. In a bar. But it’s not a Guinness – it’s a Genius, and it’s a popular order at Dublin’s first-ever high-end, non-alcoholic bar. The Virgin Mary on Capel Street is not only the first of its kind in Ireland, but it’s one of the most unique dedicated non-alcoholic bars in the world. A Genius, says Vaughan Yates, co-founder of the bar, “is a drink that we’ve created using a non-alcohol stout and a nitro coffee combination. It’s got a nice feel, and it’s got creaminess. It just hasn

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The Enterprising Liberties

The Liberties is one of Dublin’s most characterful and historic districts. It owes its name to the fact that it was originally outside the jurisdiction of the city. So it was free to follow its own rules. In many ways it’s still doing that today. In medieval times the Liberties was an area of the city in which brewing, distilling, tanning and other traditional industries were located. The world famous St James Gate brewery, home of Guinness, continues the tradition. Meanwhile distilling is enjoying a big revival in the area, with the arrival of the Pearse Lyons, Teeling, Roe & Co and Dublin Liberties dist

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