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As Ireland becomes a more international society and economy, demands for translation services are expanding. In business, translators are required to aid business deals between companies and legal and financial documents need to be translated with a high degree of accuracy. In publishing the translation of books and articles is a major part of the industry.

In almost any industry that produces goods or services in more than one country, those products need to be localised. This can mean minor changes, such as creating instructing manuals in the appropriate language or major overhauls, for example video games will need every piece of text changed and may even require changes to the narrative.

The EU employs many translators, to ensure the functioning of the European Institutions and facilitate access to the institutions for the public.

Occupations in Translation
(sorted by Job Zone)

Secretary / Administrative Assistant - EU

Provides autonomous support to one or several people or units within an EU institution

Proofreader / Language Editor - EU

Proofreads manuscripts in their native language to ensure accuracy and clear communication.

Tour Guide

Tourist guides show visitors around places of interest, such as towns and cities, historic buildings, gardens, religious sites or museums and art galleries.

Teacher - Languages

Prepares lessons and teaches foreign languages to students in a variety of settings.

Interpreter EU - Conference

Conference interpreters ensure that the discussions held at meetings are correctly interpreted into an official language of the EU.


Translates spoken words from one language to another.

Administrator - EU

A permanent official working in the Institutions of the EU, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the Court of Justice.

Policy Officer (AD) - External Relations - EU

Maintaining diplomatic relations with countries, representing the EU abroad and in the work with multilateral organisations, defining the EU’s foreign, security and defence policy.

Translator - EU

Translates a broad range of political, legal, financial, scientific and technical texts in the different EU Institutions.


Translates text and written documents from one language to another.

Irish Language Promotion Officer

Responsible for promoting the Irish language internally and for overseeing the provision of the organisation’s services through the medium of Irish.


Works on the production of high-quality translations for language specialists, writers and localisation.