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#LRPlaces - Dublin: Republic of Ireland

Your #LRPjobs guide to why Dublin is one of the most vibrant city's on earth and a great place to start your new career off as a multi-lingual speaker!

We'll take you through the history of Dublin, why it's such a good "Craic" and some of the key things to see and do when visiting.

But why stop there, have you ever considered living and working in Dublin? No??? Well here's your chance to find out why that could be the best decision you ever made!

The famous River Liffey - in the heart of Dublin, Ireland.

The Republic of Irelands' buzzing Capital (and largest) City! Found at the mouth of the famous "River Liffey", Dublin is a city that as state is ....

"As intimate as a village and as friendly as an Irish pub." Framed by mountains, centred on a river and edged by a beautiful bay, the city's streets and alleys are filled with vibrant art and historic buildings, hip cafés and traditional "old man" pubs, as Dubliners call them. Walk the streets and you'll feel the energy of over 1,000 years of history, as echoes of the Vikings mix with buzzing boutiques, cobbled streets reverberate with the sounds of buskers, and 18th century parks play host to festivals, film and food markets."

You can read more from that article here ...


#1 So .... WHY MOVE TO DUBLIN? 🤔

Ireland itself is compact, friendly and easy to navigate, so all you need to worry about is picking the right person to see it with and hope it doesn't rain! (But that's what umbrellas are for right?!)

This is where Dublin plays one of it's trump cards - its location! As a "City by the Sea" Dublin is a resoundingly social place, packed with culture, creativity and "Craic" (the word the Irish use for fun).

You'll see it in the busy pubs, in the rolling nightlife scene, in the music and in the chat.

But .... this ancient gem basks in natural beauty, too.

Head out beyond the city, and the UNESCO Biosphere of Dublin Bay opens up with coastal walks, little villages, wide sea views and rugged mountain backdrops.

Take to the Dublin mountains for a hike, go rock-climbing in Dalkey Quarry, walk the cliff path at Howth or join the Dublin hardcore who sea-swim whatever the weather. (Madness we know!) But .... there's an adventure around every corner.

#2 But what is is like to WORK in Dublin?

Dublin is a global, entrepreneurial city with a bright future – and many people have moved here to share in its success. Here are seven of the top reasons why

working in Dublin might be the right move for you too.

1. The robust jobs market

Ireland’s GDP growth has been the fastest in Europe since 2017. It even grew 3.4% in 2020 – despite the impact of the pandemic. Ireland was the only country in Europe lucky enough to record economic growth that year.

According to the EU’s forecast, growth is expected to continue through 2022 too. Although the unemployment rate is expected to remain above pre-pandemic levels when the economy was nearly at full employment, the jobs market is most certainly on the up.

In fact, according to EY’s Economic Eye, the labour market is expected to recover to its 2019 peak by the end of 2023. At this time, talent was in-demand in sectors like construction, ICT, administrative services and education. This is good news for salaries too.

To get a clear idea of what the most sought-after skills in Ireland are right now, you can check the Government’s list of occupations that are considered critical and allow skilled immigrants to take work in Ireland under preferential terms.

2. The world-leading business culture

Dublin is a business-friendly city that has prioritised competitiveness for several decades. So, no matter what field you’re in, your career will benefit from living and working in Dublin.

Dublin’s prosperity owes much to its embrace of the knowledge economy. The city’s leaders recognised its potential early on and set about building a city that attracts international businesses and the talent it relies on.

As long ago as the 1980s, city authorities set about redeveloping Dublin’s historic docklands. This iconic area is now home to the city’s thriving financial and tech industries. Here, you’ll find the offices of many world-renowned multinationals. Over 500 companies operate in this area, including more than half of the world’s top 50 banks, as well as technology leaders like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Accenture.

This city’s commitment to both business and talent hasn’t waned and it

continues to perform well in rankings of culture and competitiveness. In fact, Dublin has moved up Citi’s ranking of competitive cities. It is placed 22nd in the world, making it one of the most competitive cities in Europe. This means it is still an attractive location for leading business, as well as a great place to develop your career.

3. The craic is 90

Work culture aside, living in Dublin means that there’s loads to do in your downtime. Every weekend you’ll find a different festival, concert or market happening nearby. The vibrant shopping, nightlife and food scenes also means you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

With 40% of the city’s population aged under 30, Dublin’s nightlife is generally buzzing too. The music scene is pumping and venues like Croke Park are regularly packed out with fans of international stars. That’s when it isn’t hosting Gaelic games – Ireland’s favourite sports. Rugby and football also bring the fans out in huge numbers.

4. Educational and research opportunities

Ireland’s third-level education system is among Europe’s best. Despite its relatively small population, Ireland boasts seven public universities and fourteen institutes of technology. Many of them bring learning opportunities to the city’s workplaces too.

Government agencies in charge of attracting foreign direct investment have

created networks which nurture collaboration between research institutions and private enterprises. And they seem to be working. Ireland ranks fifth in the EU for R&D investment, which means our companies are always at the cutting edge.

R&D investments are made across a broad range of industries, such as ICT, nanotechnologies, manufacturing and processing, biotechnology and space. So if you’re in one of these areas and wondering why to work in Dublin, know that your career may benefit from the opportunity to witness or take part in ground-breaking research.

5. AN IMPORTANT ONE - The Multilingual Culture

Over a relatively short time, Dublin has become an extraordinarily diverse city. People come from all over the globe to live and work here. And you can be sure that citizens from your own country are amongst them – wherever you’re from. Finding like-minded people to socialise with is made easier again by the welcoming nature of local Dubliners.

English is the most widely spoken language in Ireland. But around half a million residents speak a second language. Polish, French, Lithuanian, German, Spanish, Russian and Romanian are particularly common. While around 30% can speak Irish.

Immigration from countries outside the EU is also on the rise, so languages like Chinese, Portuguese and Arabic are gaining prominence in the city too.

6. Plenty of holidays

Full-time workers in Ireland are entitled to four weeks’ leave each year. This is on top of any time they take off for public holidays, sick leave or maternity/paternity leave.

Ireland is small, so a weekend away in a beautiful spot like Galway, Dingle or Waterford is eminently doable during bank holiday weekends. Alternatively, you could take a week or two off to travel home or explore other parts of the world.

7. Exploring Europe or visiting the USA

Looking at a map, it can seem like Ireland is on the edge of the world. While that may have been true in the past, air travel has connected our island nation wit

h the rest of the world.

We’re on Europe’s doorstep and a nearby airport makes travelling to and from Dublin convenient. Europe’s glittering capitals, Mediterranean resorts and ski chalets are just a few hours away. Best of all, Ireland’s low-cost airlines will get you there for an affordable price.

Ireland is relatively close to the USA too. So you can fly to New York in just under seven hours. Plus Dublin Airport offers US pre-clearance facilities, which are the only ones of their kind in Europe. This makes travelling between Dublin and the USA more straightforward and less stressful. There’s no better base from which to explore.

Read more from Dublin.IE here to find out even more reasons to consider a career in Dublin!


The famous "Temple Bar" - Your new local?

#3 Still not convinced?

Let's carry on with 5 more GREAT REASONS TO LIVE IN DUBLIN!

Life in Dublin is varied, energetic and comfortable. This compact city has everything you need, either right on your doorstep or just a short trip away. The people are friendly, the culture is rich and the history is fascinating.

For students, there’s a selection of world-class universities and a ton of top European locations. For families, there’s a range of supports and a strong school system. And for those looking to further their career, Dublin is also home to world-leading multinationals that are always looking to hire skilled professionals.

Five great reasons to live in Dublin

Dublin is a city that truly offers something for everyone. But there’s a few great reasons to live here that absolutely everyone can appreciate.

1. Dublin is diverse

Looking at Dublin’s demographics, it’s clear that nationalities from all over the world live here. In fact, around a fifth of the population hails from abroad. This means you should feel at home in the city wherever you’re from. And if you’re ever homesick, it shouldn’t be too hard to find food and friends from your own country to help ease the burden.

2. It is one of the friendliest cities in the world

Time and again, Dublin has been ranked among the friendliest cities in Europe and the world. So expect a warm welcome upon your arrival.

Dubliners are known for being chatty, quick-witted and tolerant. A recent EU survey discovered that Dublin is considered a great place to live for both immigrants and members of the LGBT community. Another report by the PEW Research Center also found that Ireland is among the most religiously tolerant countries in the world.

3. You’ll always find something to do

Dublin has a rich history and a vibrant culture that is very much present as you stroll the city streets. You’ll find picture-perfect Georgian townhouses, classical Edwardian facades and picturesque Victorian parks dotted throughout the county.

Dublin is also home to internationally renowned museums and galleries – many of which offer free access. And let’s not forget the city’s wonderful pubs, festivals and nightlife. You’ll never be short of things to do and places to see while living in Dublin.

4. Dublin is home to beautiful outdoor spaces

With beautiful mountains, coastlines, canals and rivers, Dublin offers endless enjoyment to anyone who loves the outdoors. The nearby mountains and sea offer a peaceful getaway from bustling city life. But there’s plenty of parks and gardens right in the city centre too. Among them is the Phoenix Park, which is one of the biggest urban parks in Europe.

5. The quality of life is extremely high

Ireland consistently ranks strongly in terms of quality of life. Most recently, the United Nations listed it second in its annual ranking of 189 countries – just after Norway. This is largely thanks to Ireland’s high levels of life expectancy, education and income. Despite the increasing cost of living in Dublin, it is still a great location to live.

These are just a few of the most enticing reasons to live in Dublin. For more information, check out everything you need to know about living in the city in the articles shown on and visit our website now for ALL LIVE


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