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We asked Mary Joyce from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:

Mary Joyce

Secondary School Teacher

Department of Education and Skills

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Mary Joyce
Teaching as they say is a vocation, it is a job that requires patience and enthusiasm. If you are considering teaching you need to look beyond the holidays and think of the 9-4 Monday to Friday spent dealing with children or teenagers and the challenges which they might pose.

I would advise anyone thinking of teaching as a career to speak with Teachers and learn of their experiences, both positive and negative. I personally would encourage people to consider teaching as it is an extremely rewarding profession in terms of the interaction you get daily with young people and the colleagues you meet in the job.

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be drawn towards the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.
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Google Announced 150m Extension to Data Centre

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Google Announced 150m Extension to Data Centre

Thursday, May 10, 2018 

Google Announced 150m Extension to Data Centre

Google has announced a €150m extension to its second data centre in Grange Castle in West Dublin. The building of this new facility will create 400 temporary construction jobs and around 40 permanent roles will be created by Google in the data centre.

This latest move will bring to €1bn the amount of money invested by Google in Ireland since 2003.

Ireland has benefitted greatly from Google’s decision to locate here:

  • Between 2011 and 2017 Google's data centres have added €350m to the economy through construction and operations and €400m to GDP
  • 4,900 jobs are also directly and indirectly supported by the centres.
  • Google employs over 7,000 people in Ireland.


Google says its Irish data centres are designed to be highly energy-efficient, with the data centre here in Dublin using advanced air-cooling technologies, taking advantage of the country's temperate climate to regulate the temperature of the servers.  

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys commented on Google’s announcement "This €150m data centre expansion brings the company's total investment in its Irish data centres alone to €500m, and its capital expenditure to almost €1bn. . . There is no denying that this is a considerable vote of confidence in Ireland as a place to do business."

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