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 covering in situations where it is difficult to practice social distancing, for example, in shops or on busy public transport.
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 222 5611 )
South Dublin ( email@example.com / 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.
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
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
Communities across the county are coming together to do whatever they can to help in the current crisis. We’ve collected a few of the initiatives here but if we’ve missed yours, please drop us a line at together [at] dublin.ie!
Feed the Heroes: A nationwide initiative to provide essential and nutritious meals to frontline heroes. Has served over 100k meals and raised over a million euro.
On Call for Ireland: Over 60k people have responded to the HSE’s COVID-19 recruitment drive.
We know this is a tough time for everyone, so it’s important to mind your mental and physical health. We’ve rounded up some resources below, which are by no means exhaustive, but should be of some help. Have we missed anything? Email together [at] dublin.ie if you have suggestions.
Mental Health & Welfare Supports
Don’t suffer in silence – there are plenty of charities and support services that can help during this tough time:
Mental Health Ireland: The Mental Health Ireland website is a comprehensive source of information for deali
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
Thanks to features like Stories, IGTV and video streams, Instagram is becoming the place to be for entertainment during COVID–19. Here’s our pick of the best Irish accounts producing live content:
Roz Purcell (@rozannapurcell): Roz does weekly cook-alongs (also see her second page @naturalbornfeeder for more recipes), & live workouts at 8am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to help you get your sweat on & stay healthy at home.
Jess Redden (
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
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
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
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
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
UCD Discovery: Zoom for Thought - A weekly 15 minute live chat with world-class academic and business thought leaders.
Join thought leader Jacky Fox, Managing Director, Accenture Ireland Security, and Vice Chair Cyber Ireland, where she will discuss Cyber Risk a Moving Target.
Jacky leads Accenture's security business in Ireland and has 20+ years experience in technology and cyber security consulting. She holds an MSc in Digital Investigations and Forensic Computing, a GCFA and a GICSP. She has worked across multiple industry sectors and specialises in helping organisations to understand