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David Crowe, Administrative Officer

David Crowe is currently Administrative Officer for the Department of An Taoiseach. He graduated from NUIG with a degree in corporate law. His duties include preparing answers for parliamentary questions and writing speeches for An Taoiseach. David found a career in the civil service appealing as it enabled career progression.

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