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A Career in Law
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A Career in Law

Law is one of the oldest academic fields in the world and it is a highly regarded qualification. It attracts on average between 12-14,000 applicants annually through CAO application and on average figures from CAO show that over 2,500 list a Law degree as their first choice

6 Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language
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6 Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

If you are reading this article then you have a wonderful skill. You have the ability to read and we assume speak English. This gives you a great advantage in life. English is the third most spoken language in the world and is synonymous with opportunity and a better quality

Internship as a route into Legal profession
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Internship as a route into Legal profession

Internships are increasingly being used as a route into the legal profession, according to an Irish Times Report this week. Firms are keen to see students ‘in action’ before offering training contracts  International practice and new recruitment policies at home have seen work internships become highly

Sarah Hudson - Chemistry Lecturer
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Sarah Hudson - Chemistry Lecturer

Sarah Hudson talks to Smart Futures about her career as a Lecturer in Chemistry. What are the main tasks, responsibilities and skills required? That is a tough question as every week there are different things to do – first and foremost I am employed to teach undergraduate modules in chemistry

So you want to be a Health Promotion Officer
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So you want to be a Health Promotion Officer

Health Promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health. Health promotion recognises that everything that affects a person’s everyday living has an impact on their health and well-being; this in turn affects people’s quality of life. There

Ida Milne - Social Historian
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Ida Milne - Social Historian

Dr Ida Milne a social historian who researches the history of disease talks to Smart Futures about her career. Her career has taken a number of paths over the past 30 years and from this experience, she recommends students keep following their interests! What subjects did you take in school

So you want to be an Archaeologist?
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So you want to be an Archaeologist?

‘An archaeologist is really like a detective because he is always on the lookout for clues of various kinds which will help him in forming some idea of the way of life and customs of the people who lived in ancient times. As he is usually dealing with that

An Inspector Calls - Cúirt An Cigire Ceimic
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An Inspector Calls - Cúirt An Cigire Ceimic

My Education Week: The arrival of the cigire used to be met with dread, but now it’s part of a wider partnership process.   MONDAY Teachers can be apprehensive at the start of most inspections. It must feel strange to have someone in your classroom or to have

A day in the life of a Community Engagement Manager
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A day in the life of a Community Engagement Manager

" The skills I learned from physics have been invaluable and allow me to make a real positive impact in our society...it’s hard to ask anything more from a degree!" I work as a Community Engagement Manager with the Inspire Ireland Foundation , which uses technology to help young

A day in the life of a Development Aid Researcher
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A day in the life of a Development Aid Researcher

"activities as diverse as chasing baboons away from water holes so that I can take water quality samples, to advising the Minister of Health of the Mexican State of Yucatan on how to use SODIS to provide clean water in a post-hurricane disaster situation". A typical day? I don

Forensic Firm Cleans up Grisly Crime Scenes
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Forensic Firm Cleans up Grisly Crime Scenes

Grisly gangland murders, frenzied stabbings and the aftermath of suicides: it's all in a day's work for crime scene cleaner Brendan Reilly. He has made an unusual business out of Ireland's rising violent crime rate as he is now considered the go-to-guy when tragedy strikes

Volunteers Tell of their Experiences Overseas
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Volunteers Tell of their Experiences Overseas

“Come and see, then go home and tell what you have seen”- Jenny Derbyshire, volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. In recent years I have spent two periods of three months working as a volunteer with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel

Maurice Gaffney SC: A Life in Law
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Maurice Gaffney SC: A Life in Law

At almost 100 years old, Maurice Gaffney SC still works at the Bar and says he would be ‘lost without it.’ When he was called to the Irish Bar, back in 1954, there were about 250 barristers in the Republic, of whom about one-fifth were senior counsel

Q and A with Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador
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Q and A with Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador

"I’m a pretty outgoing and social person and have always loved chatting with people. Volunteering in the Liberties area has led me to meeting many different nationalities and lots of different characters with their own story to tell.", Paula Connolly - Thomas Street Volunteer Ambassador  What inspired you

State Pathologist says Females have 'aptitude' for Forensics
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State Pathologist says Females have 'aptitude' for Forensics

State forensic pathologist Marie Cassidy has said that she hopes to see more females enter the career path due to a natural pre-disposition for it. Ms Cassidy, who fell into forensic pathology, said that she hopes to see more women entering the area and purposefully hires as many females

Setting the bar in uncertain times for the law library
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Setting the bar in uncertain times for the law library

Ruadhán Mac Cormaic reflects on the future of the Law Library and the big issues ahead: These are uncertain times for the Law Library. The economic collapse has meant that an increasing number of barristers are in competition for a smaller amount of work, while fees – at

I want to be a judge despite my cerebral palsy
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I want to be a judge despite my cerebral palsy

Studying is difficult but I want to change how people view disabilities, writes a law student with cerebral palsy. I’m 29, and in my fifth year of a six-year undergraduate law degree at the Open University (OU). And I want to be a judge – even though

Mary Mullaghy - Science Teacher
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Mary Mullaghy - Science Teacher

After 25 years of teaching science, Mary Mullaghy tells Smart Futures she has gone back to the books to study for a PhD in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) career choices at Trinity College Dublin. What subjects did you take in school? English, Irish, Mathematics, French, Geography, Biology and

Where Can an English Degree Take You?
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Where Can an English Degree Take You?

If you’ve graduated with a degree in English and haven’t a clue what to do next, don’t panic – you’re really not the only one. And even though journalism and teaching are the most common options, there are actually other things you

Permanent Language Jobs in the EU
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Permanent Language Jobs in the EU

Like all the permanent jobs in the EU, permanent language jobs require candidates to first pass the concours organised by EPSO. The competition stages for those who would like to work with languages in the EU Institutions are similar to those already outlined for assistants, administrators, etc., but with some

The Long and Winding Road to Practising at the Bar
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The Long and Winding Road to Practising at the Bar

The road to becoming a barrister can be “prohibitively expensive” and the financial drain sometimes makes it impossible to continue practising law. The barrister-at-law degree (BL) at the King’s Inns costs €12,560. For would-be barristers without an undergraduate law qualification, a

Route to Qualification as a Solicitor
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Route to Qualification as a Solicitor

There are several entry routes to a career as a Solicitor. It is not necessary to study law at University to become a Solicitor. If you hold a degree in any discipline you may apply to sit the Entrance Exams (known as FE-1 exams) for the Law School at

A Day in the Life of a Trade Union Worker
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A Day in the Life of a Trade Union Worker

The work in a Trade Union is often varied and never dull. Work in this kind of area is interchangeable and can range from Industrial Relation matters to collusion with the Government in promoting the interests of their members for social development and justice. The work of a union is

A Day in the Life of a Criminal Barrister
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A Day in the Life of a Criminal Barrister

"If you go into law school thinking that you’re owed a well-paid career simply because the entry fee is so high, you’re out of luck" ~ Dublin Criminal Barrister I qualified as a barrister four years ago. My legal life started out by doing a BA

A Career in Cyber Security
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A Career in Cyber Security

"Only 1 in 10 cyber security professionals are women. But if you're interested don't let this put you off." Responsible for reducing the risk from a cyber attack, cyber security jobs make an important contribution to today's society as we become increasingly more reliant on the internet

Why I gave up my Job and became an Archaeologist
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Why I gave up my Job and became an Archaeologist

The road to Petras: In my mid twenties, I began to yearn for a change. A recurring voice at the back of my head kept whispering about the possibility of another path. Eight years ago I set out on a journey that would come to change the course of my

My Experience as a Garda Reserve
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My Experience as a Garda Reserve

Meet Reserve Gardaí Fiona Kelly and Matthew O’Connor who share their experience as voluntary members of the organisation. Reserve Garda Fiona Kelly Fiona is 26 years old and her area of full time employment is in Education where she has been working for the past 7 years

A Theological Career Journey
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A Theological Career Journey

I was seventeen and in Leaving Cert. year when I was thrown out of Religion Class. The teacher’s pathetic attempts to answer (or evade) our questions left me bored, frustrated. I laughed. Ended up in the Headmistress’ s office … I don’t remember a punishment

Make Yourself Employable with a Postgrad as Gaeilge
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Make Yourself Employable with a Postgrad as Gaeilge

Job prospects for gaeilgeoirí boosted by Languages Act and EU recognition of Irish along with Government pledge on public service  writes Áine McMahon on irishtimes.com - here's her advice: Irish universities offer a range of options for those wishing to take postgraduate courses through Irish. 

Trainee - Council of the EU Media Monitoring Department
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Trainee - Council of the EU Media Monitoring Department

"What would I recommend to Irish graduates considering applying for an EU traineeship? Don’t be put off by the application form. Just do it." Aileen Donegan,  Trainee -  Council of the EU Media Monitoring department.  I studied English and Philosophy in NUI Maynooth and, after graduating

Economic Analyst - European Commission
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Economic Analyst - European Commission

"I suggest you speak to as many people as possible beforehand to learn how the process works and what skills and competencies the EU places an emphasis on." Alan Monks, Economic Analyst - European Commission  I undertook a BA in European Business in Dublin City University and subsequently an

Seconded National Expert - European Commission
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Seconded National Expert - European Commission

"The great thing about working in innovation is that the field is wide open and seeking out new things is very much encouraged." Ciara Phelan, Seconded National Expert - European Commission.  I studied maths and economics in University. After graduating in 2007, I joined the civil service and took

Communications Consultant - European Commission
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Communications Consultant - European Commission

"The EU needs ‘digital natives’ – millennials who can help the EU click, copy and code its way to a more digital existence." Ian McCafferty, Communications Consultant - European Commission.  After completing a BA in English and History at University College Dublin, I worked as a volunteer with

Trainee - European Commission
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Trainee - European Commission

"Working in an exciting public affairs environment, I got a great insight into European institutions and procedures." Róisín Carlos, Trainee - European Commission I completed a BA in politics and history in University College Dublin. European politics was a passionate interest and motivated my choice

Policy Assistant - European Personnel Selection Office
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Policy Assistant - European Personnel Selection Office

"I used to be very self-conscious about speaking French, but then I realised my colleagues didn't notice my errors, they just wanted to understand, and that their English is not perfect either." Sarah Rooney, Policy Assistant - European Personnel Selection Office.  I studied Mathematics as an

Policy Officer - European Commission / EU Civil Service
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Policy Officer - European Commission / EU Civil Service

"It is a great honour to contribute to this historic process and to serve the interests of over 500 million EU citizens." Grace Bolton, Policy Officer - European Commission / EU Civil Service.  When I was a teenager, Ireland held a series of referenda on EU treaties. While following

European Parliament Trainee
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European Parliament Trainee

"I wanted to gain experience within an international organisation and experience within an EU institution is an ideal way to achieve this." Torlach Grant, European Parliament Trainee  I studied for a BA in Contemporary Culture and Society at Dublin City University. Following this, I completed an MSc

Third Secretary Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Third Secretary Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade

"I oversee the provision of consular and passport services to Irish holidaymakers and residents in Spain and Tunisia." Caitlin Higgins, Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade / Civil Service.  Following the completion of a PhD in History in Trinity College Dublin, I joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Administrative Officer - Revenue Commissioners
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Administrative Officer - Revenue Commissioners

"Ever since I joined Revenue, the support I receive from my colleagues has been excellent." Áine Brennan, Administrative Officer - Revenue Commissioners.  I studied Business and Law at UCD. After graduating, I trained as an accountant with one of the “big 4” firms. I am

Executive Officer - Department of An Taoiseach
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Executive Officer - Department of An Taoiseach

"I deal with builders, with craftsmen and women, with artists and sculptors, with the huge cross-section of people necessary to keep such a historic building in pristine condition." Marc McManus, Executive Officer - Department of The Taoiseach.  I joined the Civil Service, with the Department of Labour

Administrative Officer - Department of An Taoiseach
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Administrative Officer - Department of An Taoiseach

"While government decides policy, we are responsible for and seeing it effectively implemented on the ground." David Crowe,  Administrative Officer - Department of The Taoiseach.  During my studies in the areas of Corporate Law and Economic Science in National University of Ireland, Galway; I had never really considered

Executive Officer - Public Appointments Service
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Executive Officer - Public Appointments Service

"The flexibility of being able to develop my career outside the civil service and then return to it is one of the things I particularly appreciate about working here." Ciara Executive Officer - Public Appointments Service. After graduating from college with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science I

Third Secretary- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Third Secretary- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

"All new Third Secretaries undertake language lessons and there are many more training opportunities." Carol Staunton, Third Secretary- Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.  I graduated from NUI Galway with a PhD in Sociology in 2013 and, after working for some time in the pharmaceutical sector, I

Administrative Officer in the Department of Finance
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Administrative Officer in the Department of Finance

"I completed an internship with a political journal based in Jerusalem. This involved contributing blog entries to the journals website." Ian Power Administrative Officer - Department of Finance.  I completed my undergraduate in BESS (Business, Economics and Social Studies) in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) where I majored in

Local Government Graduate Programme
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Local Government Graduate Programme

"The programme includes a process of structured training in year 1 and accredited learning with a professional body in year 2." Paul kinsella. Local Government Grad Programme.  I studied French and Business in Waterford IT and started a career with Aer Lingus for 7 years, followed by a

Administrative Officer in Public Expenditure and Reform
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Administrative Officer in Public Expenditure and Reform

"I was attracted to the Civil Service because it offered me a role in formulating public policy at a time when Ireland’s economic challenges were most pressing." Alan Gilligan, Administrative Officer - Dept. of Public Expenditure and Reform  I began working in the Department of Public

Third Secretary in the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade
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Third Secretary in the Dept of Foreign Affairs and Trade

"It is a huge responsibility to help carry forward our work on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Convention on Cluster Munitions and many other international treaties." Dermot Fitzpatrick, Third Secretary - Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade.   I graduated with a Masters in Political Science from UCD

Administrative Officer in the Dept of An Taoiseach
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Administrative Officer in the Dept of An Taoiseach

"My work is certainly never boring!" Christine Reen, Administrative Officer - Department of An Taoiseach.  I studied Business Studies in University of Limerick before completing my masters in University College Cork in 2010. I studied Economics and therefore wanted to pursue a career in this field, I joined the

Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners
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Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners

"Revenue is a dynamic and forward thinking organisation."Chad Egan, Administrative Officer - Office of the Revenue Commissioners.  I studied corporate law and business in NUI Galway and completed my Masters in Commercial Law in UCD. I then went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Information Technology. Currently

Assistant Principal
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Assistant Principal

"I find the flexible working hours and family friendly environment invaluable as I have a young family."Sarah Cahill, Promotion to Assistant Principal.  I currently work as an Administrative Officer in the Investigation and Prosecutions Division of the Revenue Commissioners. My background was in Finance; I obtained a B