I'm interested in applying to UCD & RCSI this upcomming cycle, but I also plan on applying to U. Queensland and Flinders in Australia. Their schedule is staggered against the Atlantic bridge program such that their classes begin before most offers by Irish schools are sent out (decisions are due before the end of the year and classes begin in early Feb).

Does anybody have any advice for negotiating these conflicting application cycles? If I applied August 1st (or whenever apps open up), can I expect a response/decision by the end of the year?