Culture, Heritage and Diversity


Intercultural City: Dublin, Ireland


Population diversity

Dublin is the capital and by far the largest city of the Republic of Ireland. The city proper (which is the subject of this report) has a population of 506, 2011 inhabitants within a wider metropolitan area of 1, 2 million people. The predominant ethnic group for Dublin city is White Irish, accounting for 81% of the total city’s population. Non-nationals make up 21% of Dublin’s total inhabitants. The most important minority groups are people from the United Kingdom, Poland, China, the Philippines, as well as people from Lithuania and other Eastern European countries.


Profile and activities

Intercultural profile


Intercultural Cities Index

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Useful links

Pathways to Parental Leadership project

The Pathways to Parental Leadership project is an initiative of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, funded by the Network of European Foundations for Innovative Cooperation through the European Programme for Integration and Migration. The project aims to foster migrant parents’ involvement in the school lives of their children. The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of the education of migrant children and ultimately to strengthen the voice of migrants in the community. The toolkit is being aimed at schools and gives them advice on how to encourage parental involvement and meet the needs of a diverse society. It has been piloted in five schools around the Dublin area and was launched on 13th September 2011.


Facebook page: "Intercultural Dublin"


Video of the Lord Mayor of Dublin outlining the value of interculturalism to his city [22/03/2012]




General information

Official website


Oisín Quinn 

Lord Mayor


Dublin on the map