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.
Find the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on both the Health Service Executive’s website and the official Irish government website.
Ireland is now in Phase 1 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. However, the message remains the same – you should still stay at home as much as you can. You are advised to maintain social distancing of 2 metres (6.5ft) and wear a cloth face c
Three feelings sum up the Arts Sector’s response to COVID–19. Firstly, a feeling of doom and nothing seeming to work. Secondly, a sense of paralysis, coupled with a curiosity about what might work. Thirdly, there’s an optimism about the future, and a fierce determination to survive and thrive in this trying time.
I don’t think these feelings are confined to the Arts Sector, of course, and these feelings alternate with each other even over a single day. Arts organisations are faring better than individual artists. Jobs have some protection, but freelance work sadly does not. Individual artists that have very low incomes, in any case, have lost al
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
Compact and easy to navigate; mild no matter the season; filled with history, energy and opportunity: there are a lot of reasons Dubliners love the Fair City. But if there’s one reason to move here, it has to be the people – we’re some of the friendliest in the world!
Dealing with the authorities doesn’t have to be a headache. We’ve drawn together some of the essential things you’ll need to get sorted as you set up in Dublin.
Dealing with the council? Here’s our handy guide to the city council’s services. Organising a visa? Here’s advice on the type that you’ll need and for it. Want to get on the road? Here’s the lowdown on getting licensed and making sure your vehicle is
17% of people currently living in Dublin were born outside of Ireland; as the city’s international population continues to grow, the rich array of activities, cuisines and events on offer has expanded in kind. So whatever your interest, you’re sure to find others to share it with.
If you’re missing home, it won’t be difficult to find food, festivals and friends from your own country in Dublin. Rest assured that you’ll be able to practice your religion freely here too. The Pew Research Centre has found that the Republic of
The Irish are mad about sports and Dubliners are no different. The three most popular sports in Ireland, by attendance at senior games, are Gaelic games (Gaelic football and hurling), soccer (commonly referred to as ‘football’) and rugby. But a huge variety of other sports are also played across the county and country.
Sports clubs tend to be very community-orientated and are a great way of meeting like-minded people, either as an individual or as a family. Whether your children participate in sport, you take part yourself or you volunteer to help out, getting involved with your local club will really help you settle-in to Dublin.
We’ve listed the most popular sports a
It’s impossible to be bored in Dublin – no matter how you like to spend your free time. Whether you’re a history nut, an art aficionado, a sports fiend or a night owl, this city has the museums, mountains, galleries, markets, nightlife and more to keep you entertained.
Eoin Murchan on speed over height, a new Dublin era & focusing on the greater good
Eoin Murchan played every sport going when he was growing up.
He was on the rugby team (a scrum-half/wing); he hurled; he swam; he played tennis; he took part in athletics - though surprisingly at middle-distance rather than sprints given his incredible speed - and of course there was always football.
But perhaps most tellingly was the Glasnevin man's excellence at basketball.
Good enough to win an All-Ireland Schools title with Belvedere College, Murchan - at 5'7" - is not obviously blessed with the talents to shine in a sport were height is king, but he's defined himself as a competitor who rails against such assumptions.
Strict rules on queuing as Dublin shops prepare to reopen
Dublin city shops will have to enforce a strict on-street queuing regime if they are to reopen their doors on Monday.
Shop owners must ensure customers do not queue past the length of their shop front, and will be required to “take measures to prevent members of the public joining the queue” if it breaches this length, under strict protocols issued by Dublin City Council.
A few months ago we profiled some of those bringing sets to life in the theatres of our city. With stage doors currently closed as a result of Covid 19, we revisit our interview with Molly O’Cathain. The talented set designer has been lighting up Instagram throughout the Lockdown, with faithful recreations of classic couples in art and photography, featuring her parents Liz & Brian.
“Design is always a response to text, and I think embracing this fact leads to more interesting results”
“As a child I always loved creating and building small worlds, in old shoe boxes with scavenged bits and pieces and then later when playing an incredible amount of Sims, were I would primarily built houses, rather than playing the actual game,” reflects Molly O’Cathain on her early immersion into the world of design.