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 Marie O'Donovan from CRH plc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Marie O'Donovan

Environmental Officer

CRH plc

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  Marie O'Donovan

You should possibly consider studying environmental science or environmental engineering in third level.

You would also need to consider if you would like do quite a bit of driving during your day and to be able to oragnise your own work plans as both these things are important.


Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Year of Irish Design 2015 Showcase Event

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Year of Irish Design 2015 Showcase Event

Monday, January 12, 2015 

Year of Irish Design 2015 Showcase Event

Showcase - the first major trade event of ID2015 - a Year of Irish Design, takes place in the RDS, Dublin, from the 18th -21st January 2015.

ID 2015 is a government initiative to explore, promote and celebrate Irish design throughout Ireland and internationally. The best of Ireland’s creativity from over 450 exhibitors including leading Irish designers and manufacturers and the very best emerging home grown creative talent will be on display.

A joint initiative of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Enterprise Ireland, ID2015 aims to promote and celebrate Irish design with a view to creating jobs in the sector.

The programme for ID 2015 includes events across Ireland, as well as activities and showcases at design weeks, fashion weeks and architecture biennales in international design capitals.

Supported by Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), exhibitors in the Enterprise Zone at Showcase from 18 to 21 January will be exposed to Irish and international buyers and hoping to enter new markets during 2015.  

For detailed information see ID2015.

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