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 Paul Galvan from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


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I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.

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75 Jobs with New McDonalds Restaurant in Cork

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75 Jobs with New McDonalds Restaurant in Cork

Monday, January 12, 2015 

75 Jobs with New McDonalds Restaurant in Cork

McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland has opened a new €3.2m drive-through restaurant in Ballincollig, Co Cork. The outlet was officially opened over the weekend, creating 75 additional jobs.

The new restaurant features technology such as self order kiosks and Samsung Galaxy tablets as well as an interior play area, reflecting the ‘Spirit of Family’ restaurant theme. It can accommodate 170 diners at any one time, with a further 40 seats in an outdoor dining area.

“The construction work was carried out by a number of local sub-contractors, supporting 30 additional jobs, and was completed two weeks ahead of schedule,” said McDonald’s owner operator, John Blake. “We’re especially proud of the strong family focus we have created in the restaurant. I think the installation of tablets are a fantastic addition which will entertain and educate our younger customers in particular.”

“The opening of this new restaurant in Ballincollig highlights our on-going commitment to Ireland, not only with the development and refurbishment of our restaurants but also in our commitment to Irish suppliers,” said McDonald’s Ireland MD Adrian Crean.

The new restaurant brings the total number of McDonald’s restaurants in Ireland to 87, with a nationwide workforce of over 4,500 employees.


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