@mathanxiety note the arrival of two extra transport systems DART and LUAS.
DART makes Bray much more accessible to central Dublin..... In fact it may now be easier to get from Bray to TCD than from Bray to UCD despite the greater distance. The two LUAS lines also make a difference in various ways - not as it happens to Bray, but for example Tallagh much more gettable at.
Had a letter from UCD with the point scores for his course for the last two years - ds is comfortably over the minimum so fingers crossed he should get in. Does anyone know if Irish citizens get priority?