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Where the world comes to work

Excellent quality of life

The EMA’s most valuable resource is its staff of 900 people. The suitability of Dublin as a location for young professionals and their families will be a hugely influential factor in ensuring retention of staff. With an economy growing year on year, Dublin will offer excellent career opportunities for partners and spouses of EMA staff.

Dublin offers an excellent quality of life for residents. It has all the amenities, infrastructure and convenience of a modern capital city, but with a safe, local and friendly feel. It is a city with a multicultural vibe.

Dublin is an affordable place to live, comparing favourably to other European capitals in cost-of-living indices. Importantly, the city offers a choice of accommodation types, fresh air, green spaces and activities at an affordable cost.

National Gallery, Dublin
National Gallery, Dublin
“Dublin is now a truly cosmopolitan capital, with an influx of people, energy and ideas infusing the ever-beguiling, multi-layered city with fresh flavours and kaleidoscopic colours…the place pulsates with youthful vibrancy, optimism and creativity”.

Lonely Planet, Best in Travel, 2016

Dublin, a progressive, cultured city

Dublin has been transformed by two decades of multiculturalism, from an international to an intercultural environment with a reputation for understanding and embracing the advantages of social diversity. In 2015, Ireland proudly became the first country in the world to introduce Equal Marriage for same-sex couples through a popular vote. Another 2015 landmark for equality in Ireland was the introduction of the Gender Recognition Bill, allowing transgender people over 18 to have their preferred and self-declared gender recognised by the state, without requiring testimony from a doctor.

The country has a proud heritage of traditional dance, music, theatre and literary excellence. With four Nobel laureates (Yeats, Beckett, Shaw and Heaney), universities of global distinction (TCD and UCD), countless theatre, arts and literary festivals and the internationally prestigious Dublin Literary Award, it is unsurprisingly one of 20 UNESCO Cities of Literature Worldwide.

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Competitive Living costs

Dublin is an affordable place to live, comparing favourably to other European capitals in cost-of-living indices.

Green Spaces and Blue Flag Beaches

Dublin offers visitors and families an endless amount of things to see and do, many of which are within walking distance or a short drive away.

Family friendly childcare

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides a free pre-school programme for children between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year. The content of children's learning and development is progressed through four interconnected themes; Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, and Exploring and Thinking.

World-leading education system

The Irish education system provides consistent, high quality education through all levels of the school system. Our students’ achievements in international assessments demonstrate the particular strengths of our system.

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