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

Backing Dublin’s high potential start-ups

As we emerge from the pandemic and many Dublin-based businesses reopen their offices, the city continues to support a thriving, supportive start-up ecosystem for ambitious entrepreneurs to move their business ideas to the next level. Ireland’s capital remains one of the leading European tech cities, just behind London and Paris. So it’s encouraging that the latest Financial Times’ Tech Cities of the Future rankings described Dublin as a “thriving hotpot in the start-up space”, and Enterprise Ireland’s support structures for early-stage entrepreneurs play

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Alen MacWeeney’s My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020

Alen MacWeeney, an internationally renowned photographer, born in Dublin in 1939, has launched a new book of photographs entitled ‘My Dublin 1963 // My Dubliners 2020‘. MacWeeney took the 89 black & white pictures that make up the book in Dublin in 1963/5. They are spontaneous images of Dublin and Dubliners in all areas of the city, a street odyssey reflecting a cross-section of the people, their habits and behaviour, ten years before Ireland joined the European Union and the wider world. The text on facing pages consists of social com

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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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Christmas in Dublin

Get a taste of what's happening around Dublin this Christmas. From markets to theatre, visits to Santa, carol singing, Winter Lights walking trails and more...there's something for everyone in Dublin this Christmas.

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What's On

Halftone

The Library Project

An initiative of PhotoIreland, HALFTONE Print Fair returns to The Library Project for its seventh edition this November. The fair brings together artists working in a diversity of disciplines whose output manifests in printed form and it showcases the best photographic works. Visitors enjoy hundreds of framed and unframed prints at desirable prices. The fair opens on Monday 1st November during regular opening hours, and runs until the 28th November. Artists are selected through invitation and an open call aimed at fine art printers, illustrators, designers, photographers and creatives al

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Three Men Talking Ten Years On

Axis Arts Centre

It's now ten years since the influential spoken word play 'Three Men Talking About Things They Kinda Know About' premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival before touring Ireland, and selling out shows in London and Paris. Join the writers, Colm Keegan, Stephen James Smith and Kalle Ryan in conversation with Niamh Ní Chonchubhair to mark the anniversary, and launch a newly recorded radio play, soundscaped by Gareth Quinn Redmond for Axis Creative Space. A special limited 10th anniversary edition publication of the play will also be available for sale on the night.

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Cinderella

Mill Theatre

Christmas 2021, you shall go to the ball with a festive fairy tale treat from Mill Productions. This year’s magical must-see production is Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes! Find out whether Cinderella makes it to the ball, will she meet her handsome prince and will the ugly dames (favourites Garry Mountaine and Mathew O Brien) get their just deserts? With mischievous comedy, amazing special effects and plenty of boos and hisses, Cinderella will be packed with festive fun for all the family from those aged 4 to 104. So polish off your pumpkins, grab your glass slippers and ge

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Collection Highlights by the Hugh Lane Gallery (In Person)

The Hugh Lane

Join us for an in person Culture Club at the Hugh Lane Gallery, followed by a complimentary tea, coffee and chats. During this Culture Club we will explore the Hugh Lane Gallery’s collection of modern and contemporary art. Kindly arrive 15 minutes before the start time at the venue entrance. The address is for the Hugh Lane Gallery is Charlemont House, Parnell Square N, Rotunda, Dublin, D01 F2X9 Please note that all visitors attending an in person Culture Club event will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination on arrival at the building. If you have any questions pl

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Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties

Civic Theatre

It’s a magical Christmas Eve. Ciara and her brother Fionn are on a shopping trip to a famous department store in Dublin. They wander off from their parents and the magic of Nutcracker and Christmas begins… The two are rescued by the Nutcracker doll who comes to life before Ciara shakes a snow globe creating a glorious blizzard of snowflakes. The Sugar Plum fairy greets them leading Ciara into the kingdom of the sweets where the beautiful Christmas windows come to life. This holiday season, the curtain rises on Ballet Ireland’s Nutcracker Sweeties, a new production of one of the wor

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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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Wild Lights 2021

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