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

COVID-19 Business Supports

It’s a tough time for business but there are supports in place for Dublin businesses via the Local Enterprise Offices and central government. Local Enterprise Offices Dublin City ( info@leo.dublincity.ie / 01 222 5611 ) South Dublin ( info@leo.sdublincoco.ie / 01 414 9000 ) Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown (

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Shop local

As Dublin’s economy begins to restart after the shock of the COVID-19 crisis, local businesses will need our support more now than ever before. It’s vital that we’re there for them. Here’s how you can help: Business directories DublinTown, Dublin City’s business improvement district, has listed all of the businesses within their area that are open. TheLocals.ie has a number of features including: Some

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Digital Learning Supports

While much of the population is working from home, there are also thousands of primary, secondary, and college students trying their best to study and learn remotely. The government has confirmed that schools and colleges will not reopen until September/October for the start of the new academic year. If you’re a student, parent or educator practicing remote learning, take a look at some of the resources below. Universities & Colleges Most of the main institutions are continuing to give lectures and seminars using online software, and many are currently exploring ways to host the upcoming exams and assessments online in the near future. Here’s the links to each of t

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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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Virtually visit attractions

Take an online trip through some of the Dublin’s best attractions National Gallery of Ireland Explore the wonders of the National Gallery of Ireland’s stunning collection. Visit the Grand Gallery, Rooms 45-48 and the Shaw Room The Abbey Theatre: Dear Ireland

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What's On

Dancer from the Dance

Online

Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography - An online dance celebration of 32 Irish Choreographers from Ireland and the USA who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations. Curated by John Scott, Artistic Director of the Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Monday 29th Live Zoom Cunningham Masterclass, with Cheryl Therrien 10am IST/11am CET/5am EST Live Zoom Sean-nós Beginners Workshop, with Liam O'Scanlán 3pm IST/10am EST Live festival Launch, followed by Panel Discussion with Michael Seaver (moderator) 5pm IST/12pm EST Tuesday 30th Live Zoom Cunningham Maste

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Druid Debuts Online

Online

Druid Debuts Online - Four plays will make their debut every Thursday 2nd-23rd July at 7.30pm via Zoom. Thursday 2nd July How's Life - by Nina Mitrović, translated by Nina Mitrović and Darren Tighe, directed by Garry Hynes. Set in a care home, How's Life is a story of love and friendship, fears and regrets, life and death. Four people fight loneliness. They try to connect. And in doing so they ask how's life? Are you living it or have you already given up? Thursday 9th July Wall - by Edward Lee, directed by Marc Atkinson Borrull. In a destroyed world, two men defend a crumbling ci

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PhotoIreland Festival 2020: ON/OFF

ONline/OFFline

PhotoIreland Festival 2020: ON/OFF Under the title ON/OFF, PhotoIreland Festival will take place from the 8th-19th of July. As many organisations are burdened now with exploring non-physical exhibition spaces during this emergency, we have remained excited about the opportunity that this challenge represents — the opportunity to re-think how contemporary lens-based works are enjoyed and how audiences are engaging with this practice, with artists, with festivals, in a new way. So, what is our plan? This year, the festival will be brought to you through two separate channels, navigating our

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Tiny Plays 24/7

Online

Tiny Plays 24/7 - Fishamble proudly present 10 performances of Tiny Plays on 24/7. Fishamble: The New Play Company presents, Tiny Plays 24/7. As Ireland begins to ease out of its lockdown, and as Irish theatre begins to look towards a new future, Fishamble is proud to announce that it will be presenting a selection of submitted plays, on the 24th of July. Presented online, it will be a combination of pieces performed on the O'Reilly Theatre stage and filmed, as well as multimedia pieces created digitally. The selected plays and playwrights included are: Martyrs by Caitríona Daly.

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Culture Night

National/Online

Reimagining Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir a Athshamhlú We’re excited to confirm that Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir will return for its fifteenth edition on Fri 18 Sep 2020. Given the events of recent months, there are obviously some new challenges this year, but we know that we can work together with Culture Night stakeholders and local organisers across the island to create a memorable night. Many of this year’s events will take place online / digitally, but we plan to include safe offline events too. We hope that this year’s programme will provide a great opportunity to r

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Dublin Theatre Festival

Various Locations

Dublin Theatre Festival 2020 - A reimagined Dublin Theatre Festival for 2020. We are pleased to announce there will be a Dublin Theatre Festival in 2020, on a smaller scale than usual. Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic, the festival that we had been busy planning for up until a few months ago is no longer possible. So, we have been reimagining the programme, in dialogue with artists and partner organisations. Responding to their feedback and encouraged by our friends and supporters we are working to make live theatre happen this autumn. Ours is a message of hope. Dublin Th

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Our Stories

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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Doors Closed, Hearts Open

Katie Kavanagh, a Dublin 8 based photographer, had an idea. As we’re generally stuck indoors due to COVID-19 restrictions, she’d take portrait shots of her neighbours at their doors. The idea grew legs and she’s linked up with Purple House Cancer Support Centre for the project, ‘Doors Closed, Hearts Open‘. Their aim is to create a gallery of 200,000 Doortraits to support the 200,000 people living with Cancer in Ireland

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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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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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