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.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information

Find the latest information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on both the Health Service Executive’s website and the official Irish government website. The government has advised against all inessential travel. Please see the Department of Foreign Affairs for the latest updates. The public are being asked to stay at home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus. Cultural attractions (including galleries & museums), non-essential retail outlets, pubs/bars are closed un

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Where you can study

Dublin’s higher-education offering is amongst the best in Europe. The city’s heritage as a place of learning stretches back to the 16th century; since then Dublin’s students and teachers have pioneered advances in disciplines as diverse as medicine, atomic physics and literature. More recently the city’s educators have also excelled in the area of business, technology and digital innovation. Top Universities includes four Dublin universities in its world ranking – the city itself features in its list of ‘best student cit

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Future job prospects

It’s difficult to overestimate the opportunities that Dublin offers new graduates. The world’s largest and most dynamic companies have made a home here, thanks to our business-friendly environment, proximity to Europe, and rich cultural heritage.

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Student Life

The appeal of studying in Dublin – apart from the world-class universities – is this vibrant and storied city itself. Few other places can boast such a dense constellation of cultural attractions, social activities, sporting facilities, and options for retail therapy. It’s a safe place to live too. Read on for everything you need to know about making the most of Dublin while you’re here.

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What's On

Invisible at Science Gallery Dublin

Science Gallery Dublin

INVISIBLE @ Science Gallery Dublin. Coronavirus Covid-19: "We are closed to the public for now, but you'll still get the chance to see INVISIBLE online. Keep an eye on our website for live tours and discussions with artists and researchers - and some very special content created by our awesome mediators." With 95% of the universe a mystery, what role do artists and scientists have in unravelling and understanding the unknown? How can we begin to look for something that we can't even define? INVISIBLE at Science Gallery Dublin highlights the critical role of science, art and philosophy in

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Dublin Learning City Festival

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"We would like to inform you that following the latest expert advice on COVID-19 and in consultation with our stakeholders, the Dublin Learning City Festival - which was due to take place from March 30th to April 3rd - has been cancelled. In the coming months, we will continue to promote learning opportunities in the city. In the autumn, we plan to host a Dublin Learning City Assembly with learners, stakeholders and festival event organisers, subject to an improvement in the Covid-19 situation. We apologise if any inconvenience or disappointment was caused. Thank you for your support." - The D

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#HackRemote Hackathon

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Working remotely was once the realm of tech developers and stay at home moms. Now, whether through necessity or choice, more and more businesses are working to find remote working solutions. As the look of the office changes from large building to kitchen table new opportunities and problems arise. What The Hack is teaming up with Thunkable to create #HackRemote an event to design tech based solutions for remote working problems. And in the spirit of walking the walk and talking the talk they are solving these problems all while working remotely. In conjunction with the 8th goal of the E

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IN THE NEWS

Those seeking Covid-19 test must display two major symptoms under new rules

New rules have been introduced for Covid-19 testing, which means patients will need to meet revised criteria to qualify in future. Patients will have to display two major symptoms - a fever and either a cough or shortness of breath - and fall into a priority group in order to be tested. These are close contacts of a confirmed case, healthcare staff and vulnerable groups. All patients who have not yet been swabbed, and who do not have an appointment for a test date, will not now be tested and will be required to reengage with their GP. The Irish Medical Organisation and the Irish College of GPs said they were seeking clarification from the health service regarding patients who have been given a test date, but who have not yet been tested.

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Adults over 70 the fabric of their community, new findings released

The findings of a new study released underscores the vibrant and important contribution that the over 70s make to society in Ireland. The findings come at a time when many discussions are taking place nationally about the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on our older population, with progressive restrictions on social engagements and the possibility of the advancement of social isolation for this group.

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Philosopher in Italian coronavirus lockdown on how to think positively about isolation

“I am facing 14 days of self isolation and I find the prospect terrifying. Chances are it will continue much longer too, as we may soon face lockdown. But I also wonder whether it may be good for us to slow down and reflect on the human condition. Could this pandemic help us change how we think and act for the better?” Dan, 44, Southampton “They say when trouble comes, close ranks.” So begins Jean Rhys’s novel Wide Sargasso Sea. When the novel coronavirus started spreading in Europe, my first impulse was to travel home, to Italy, to be with my family. Lesson number one learned from the virus: you remember what matters to you. Rhys was, of course, talking about racial tensions in colonial times, not families vs other commitments, or humans vs viruses. But she knew that there are good ways and bad ways of closing ranks. It seems to me we are now experiencing both. As a philosopher in lockdown in Piedmont, I am trying to take the opportunity to think about what the outbreak can tell us about ourselves – and our planet.

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