Your guide to live, work, invest & study in Dublin
Dublin is easing open…
Monday 8th marks the re-opening of many street facing retail operations in the city. If you're travelling in, please walk or cycle. If you're using public transport, travel outside peak hours so as to facilitate space for essential workers. Maintain social distancing, plan ahead for what shops you'll visit and heed the instructions of shop staff and Gardaí.
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 ( email@example.com / 01 222 5611 )
South Dublin ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 414 9000 )
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown (
We promote Dublin to the world, via our website (Dublin.ie) and social media. Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting photos of essential workers, as the county responds to the COVID-19 crisis. We collected them via social media and email, the call open to all who would send a photo. We present their photos here, along with their professions, in thanks for the work they’ve done, and continue to do.
Economies around the world are struggling to cope with the impact of COVID–19, and Dublin is no different. We’re encouraging all Dubliners to support local businesses, whether it’s for fresh food supplies, take away meals, or any products and services. It’s vital that we put money into the local economy.
Food & drink collection
All the Food has gathered a list of the city centre’s best Restaur
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
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
permanent tsb Ideal Home Show: Online Edition - With the RDS Spring Edition provisionally postponed until the 19th-21st of June, and the Autumn Edition scheduled for the 23rd-26th of October 2020, why wait?
While the show is currently postponed, Homeowners are invited to use the Product Finder and to browse the extensive Exhibitor List where you can advance and plan for your home improvement projects right now. Many exhibitors are available to undertake consultations, to quote for projects and/or to deliver products directly to your home! You'll find it all at the permanent tsb Ideal Home S
Abbey Theatre: Dear Ireland - A national conversation led by Ireland's artists. 50 writers, 50 actors, presented on digital channels.
Dear Ireland was screened in four parts from Tuesday 28th April – Friday 1st May on Abbey Theatre's YouTube channel.
Part One: 11 monologues
Part Two: 12 monologues
Part Three: 13 monologues
Part Four: 14 monologues
Parts One – Four: All 50 monologues are available to view online for six months.
What do we want to be to one another?
What do we want our society to look like?
What are we not paying enough attention to?
Where do we want to go ne
EPIC Museum – Stay at Home Library for Older People
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum has developed a Stay At Home Library curated especially for older Irish people abroad who are cocooning at home.
For anyone missing Ireland, the Stay At Home Library brings entertaining, evocative and interesting Irish conversations, dramas, music, podcasts, poetry, scenery and sport to their screens. There's no need to spend ages searching online for something to watch - it's on one link. Everything featured is available to view internationally, and free to watch or listen to.
There are currently over 40 works featured in the Library, handpicked to appea
The Ark @ Home: Love Song Installation - The Ark Dublin are creating an online version of their Love Song Installation and are asking children aged 6+ to record their own "Love Songs" at home to be a part of it!
The Love Song Installation is a project by Belgian composer Serge Verstock, but the main participants are 200 heart-shaped recording devices, on which Irish children recorded their own Love Songs in the form of a song, their favourite sound or in some other playful way. It's an auditory encyclopaedia of love! The installation was due to be displayed as part of the BIG BANG Dublin! 2
While we wait for the day when we can bring you live performance again, we are excited to announce the DDF Digital Capsule from 29 May–7 June, a dedicated space to share dance with the artists, audiences, friends and supporters who would have gathered in venues across the city this May.
We invite dance lovers, practitioners, and curious newbies to enjoy ‘10 days of movement in a world of restriction’, with a new event launched each day to watch, experience, or reflect on.
During this time, we will also offer ‘3 moments of connection’ for our dance community to come together and
Women in Data Science (WiDS) Dublin event is a virtual event which brings the Women in the limelight for their role in Data Science by featuring outstanding women and their work in the field of Data Science.
It is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in data related careers. The event also helps in connecting women in technology from various walks of life.
This event coincides with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide.
What is it giving:
• A lot of opportunities f
Companies aiming to provide healthcare responses to the COVID-19 crisis can now collaborate via TechIreland’s new online platform.
Powered by InterTradeIreland, the cross-border platform allows businesses to quickly see who they can work with to combat the many supply chain and manufacturing challenges generated by the pandemic.
Presented as an interactive map and directory, it will initially focus on healthcare innovation supports – but will expand to include broader economic and societal responses to coronavirus. It will also contain links to public tenders. Already more than 1
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.
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
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
As the impact of the COVID–19 outbreak intensifies, businesses across Dublin are finding ways to diversify to survive the crisis and retain their staff. The virus is hitting our economy hard, and it’s creating a situation that’s well beyond the experience of most business owners. However, in these difficult times, many businesses have managed, with the support of their Local Enterprise Office, to adapt and shift to new products and services quickly.
Uniformal, an established uniform and corporate wear provider based in South Dublin, have been supplying Irish businesses with bespoke and premium ready-to-wear uniform solutions and workwear fo
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.