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Obtain the minimum requirements in the Leaving Cert. You must also have a clean criminal record. If you are successful in joining, you have to be willing to listen and learn from your instructors who have years of experience.

Being a Garda is a serious job; one where you are tasked every day with the preservation of life and property. This can be dangerous at times, and it is never as glamorous as the television shows where there is always a satisfactory outcome. Sometimes Gardaí get hurt.

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DFS furnishes Dublin with a store 


Tuesday, January 03, 2012 




DFS furnishes Dublin with a store

DFS the large British furniture chain, is advancing plans to open a store in Dublin in the first quarter of this year. The chain is preparing to enter the market just weeks after Flanagans, one of the largest indigenous players in the market, went bust.

DFS, which has 82 stores worldwide, is likely to create up to 30 jobs at its Dublin store. It has already started offering staff positions on its website click here.

Furniture has been one of the hardest hit areas of Irish retail, as house-building has slowed. Publicly quoted DFS said last month that it was to press ahead with expansion plans, which would create 300 jobs, despite a fall in profits.

Brian Carey - The Sunday Times 01/01/12

 




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