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 Barry Duggan from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Barry Duggan

Electronic Engineer

Analog Devices

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  Barry Duggan

If your a logical thinker, like a challenge and are constantly trying to improve your understanding and knowledge then this is the job for you.

This job covers a very broad range of IC's (integrated circuits) which are used in various applications like mobile phones, cars etc. and everyday can be a new challenge or experience.

If you like taking things apart and seeing how they work then you'll really enjoy working in electronics.

Good organisational and presentation /communication skills are a nice bonus!

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Irish language strategy published 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010 




Irish language strategy publishedThe government has launched a new document which outlines plans for the Irish language. 

Called the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010 – 2030, the plan aims to increase the number of people who speak Irish on a daily basis from 83,000 to 250,000 over the next two decades.

The Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, said: "This new and comprehensive national plan will allow us to take a new approach and ensure that the state, language organisations and the public are working together to promote the Irish language."

Irish is currently a mandatory subject for students sitting the Leaving Cert, except for those who spent time living abroad or individuals with a learning disability.

Some 14,650 students took the higher level Leaving Cert paper this year, with 8.7 per cent achieving an A1.

A further 15,906 students undertook the ordinary level paper in the exams last June.
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