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

dlr Mill Theatre Panto – Robin Hood

dlr Mill Theatre

dlr Mill Theatre Panto - Robin Hood. Oh noooo!!! The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham won't stop raising the taxes of the town until the lovely Maid Marian agrees to become his wife. But this Maid Marian is not one to give up on a fight and, with our hero Robin Hood, sets out to overthrow the nasty Sheriff. There may be wedding bells... but for whom? Will Massive Milly, the Sheriff's sidekick, lead Little John to the gold and could Cupid's arrow strike again? Will Aunt Polly snag a rich husband before the show is over? And, boys and girls, will she find Bella Sparkles, the magical unicorn that

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A Christmas Carol

Gate Theatre

A Christmas Carol - by Charles Dickens. In Jack Thorne's superb retelling of this timeless Christmas fable, Dickens' dream-like story is transformed into a theatrical experience in which inclusivity and community are centre stage, and the barriers between stage and audience are re-imagined for the 21st Century in a re-configured Gate auditorium. Booking information Evenings: Mondays to Saturdays – 7.30pm. Matinees: Selected Saturdays and Wednesdays – 2.30pm. Running Time: 2hrs, 5mins (incl. interval). Age Guidance: Recommended for audiences aged 8+.

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Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

The New Theatre

Orson Welles' Christmas Carol - AboutFACE's much-loved festive "radio-play-within-a-play" for the whole family returns for an extended run this December at The New Theatre. In this fast-moving, heartfelt comedy based on true events, young radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang are presenting A Christmas Carol in New York live ON-AIR on Christmas Eve 1938… having just lost their Scrooge. Can Orson and his overworked cast survive the last minute chaos and pressure to give this Christmas Carol a happy ending? Featuring a 45-minute version of A Christmas Carol in the 193

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Gaiety Panto – Aladdin

Gaiety Theatre

Aladdin - It wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! Take a magical carpet ride to this year's Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin. An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year's Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety's festive extravaganza. The mystical 'Cave of Desire' holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin, is tricked by his devious "Uncle" into retrieving the lamp and we enter a world of wo

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MAMMA MIA!

BGE Theatre

MAMMA MIA! - The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. The sensational feel-good musical returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999. From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll. To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different lang

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The Civic Panto – Snow White

The Civic

The Civic Panto - Snow White. Mirror Mirror on the Wall, The Civic Panto is the fairest of them all! In a magical fairytale kingdom we meet Snow White, a lonely but beautiful princess who is being forced by Queen Cruella to be a maid in her massive castle. The Evil Queen was once the fairest in all the land however Snow White is now the fairest and the Queen is outraged. Throw in a hilarious magic mirror, an outrageous Dame, a handsome prince, a funny hero and seven dwarfs. Get ready for a laugh out loud spectacular panto journey and meet many wonderful characters along the way. The Civi

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Our Stories

Meet a Dubliner – Shauna Caffrey, Musicologist and Werewolf

Meet a Dubliner: Shauna Caffrey, Musicologist and Werewolf. My name is Shauna Caffrey and, in performance circles, I’m also known as Alice Apparently. I’m a PhD researcher on witchcraft, music and magic in the 17th century. I’ve been known to take to the stage in various forms, either as a werewolf or in very glittery burlesque performances as Alice Apparently. I am a Dub at heart. I always wanted to be the Indiana Jones of musicology. I feel like I’m leaning a little bit more now towards being the Vincent Price of musicology, which I’m probably even better with. It’s fun to dress up as a werewolf and g

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Startup Week Dublins’ Roisin Lyons: Everyone needs to be enterprising

Roisin Lyons, who is a professor in entrepreneurship at DCU, has no time for the mindset that says, in effect, ‘Innovation? Oh that’s just for innovators’. “Everyone needs to be innovative”, she believes, “everyone needs to be enterprising, particularly with growing issues of sustainability in Ireland. People have to be more inventive about solutions”.

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Startup Week Dublin’s Natalie Novick: you’re never alone with a startup

The second annual Dublin Startup Week, which took place from October 21st – 25th 2019, was a celebration of the city’s innovation and startup ecosystem. With five days of networking events, keynotes, panels and workshops – all free of charge – the event was aimed at future, current, and repeat startup founders. Find out more at dublinstartupweek.com Next up in this mini-series, we meet Natalie Novick, another of the event’s track captains. Natalie Novick is a University of California San Diego PhD student who now resides in Edinburgh. She live

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Zendesk in Dublin

Zendesk is a software as a service (SAAS) company that specialises in helping companies’ customer care operations. The company was founded in Copenhagen 10 years ago and has grown massively since then. With six products and over 100,000 customers worldwide, it has come a long way. “The initial concept was making life easier for customer support engineers,” says Colum Twomey, Zendesk Vice President. “We developed a customer support platform, a software as a service product, and that’s where we came from. Since then we’ve developed more products and addressed a broader market.” Zendesk now offers a voice channel product, chat services, data analytics pro

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World-class teacher: Luke O’Neill, immunologist

As Professor Luke O’Neill discovered recently, when you become a fellow of the extremely exclusive and august science club that is the Royal Society, you have to sign their book. Previous signatories include Newton, Boyle, Freud and Einstein (Oh, and superstar astrophysicist Brian Cox). Which makes the process rather nerve-wracking, according to O’Neill, a biochemist at Dublin’s Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute and one of the world’s leading immunologists. Luke O’Neill: There’s a practice, you don’t want to smudge your name! Dublin.ie: That’s quite some company you’re keeping there - but what do all you science guys have in common? Luke O’Neill: Science is trying to find stuff out. You can call it exploration, you can call it pioneering, frontier stuff because it’s all about making discoveries. We are explorers, that’s our job, that’s what attracted me to it. I wanted to see something nobody’s seen before. And in my case, luckily enough in my lab we probably had three big discoveries that made a big difference: we explored the immune system and saw things there for the first time. The next step is there’s a whole new pathway or process discovered - and of course the thrill would be if that was a dysfunction or a disease because then you might try and correct it. Once you find the enemy, you might be able to design a new medicine that might beat it. Dublin.ie: So you’re a biochemist and not an ordinary one? Luke O’Neill: I’m a bit of a schizophrenic! I was interested in chemistry anyway and biochemistry is chemistry writ large: if you want to understand something you’ve got to understand the chemical basis for things - and biochemistry is the basis for life. If we understand the chemicals of life wouldn’t that be a thrilling thing? One comparison is with genetics: geneticists don’t really go beyond the genes, you know – and I want to know the real fundamentals. Like genes makes proteins, but what do they do? I was always obsessed with true mechanism – the underlying mechanism, the very basics of how things work. I’ve always been obsessed with molecular things in a sense.

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Wild Lights 2019 at Dublin Zoo

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