Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Niamh Briggs from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Niamh Briggs


An Garda Síochána

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  Niamh Briggs
I would advise to any young person to go to college first and/or travelling and gain some life experience as this will help you deal/cope with situations a lot better.

The Social person's interests focus on some aspect of those people in their environment. In all cases the social person enjoys the personal contact of other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people, and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
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Leaving Cert Results - What Happens Next?
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Leaving Cert Results

The Leaving Cert is the culmination of many years schooling, and everybody expects that the results achieved should reflect the effort and ability of each student.

Wheras most students and parents happily accept their results, others are often confused or disappointed. There can be many reasons for such feelings, and in the section below we address some of the questions parents and students often ask at this time.

View: New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and Revised Common Points Scale (IUA, IOTI, September 2015)

What’s the best way for my son / daughter to access Leaving Cert Results?


How do we calculate points on Leaving Cert Results?


How do the Bonus Points for Maths work?


How do you cope with a disappointing Leaving Cert?