I've heard different stories. I've heard from some that it's ridiculously hard to get into Trinity College Dublin (like Oxford or Cambridge), but I've also heard that such competition is only restricted to some subjects.
It is ranked 43rd in one world ranking, and 52nd in another. I do take world rankings with a pinch of salt though.
What do you guys think? I've also heard that it's the Irish equivalent of Oxbridge, but surely that's going a little too far?