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 Edel Butler from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Edel Butler

Administrative Officer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Edel Butler
I think a career in tax is very rewarding and is an enjoyable career. There are a varied number of jobs which are available to someone with a tax qualification, including private practice, industry, Revenue, lecturing etc. The role of a tax adviser in practice or indeed within Revenue is, in my experience, extremely varied and challenging.

I would advise college students who are considering a career in tax to look into placements offered by their colleges / summer internships. I know from my time spent in private practice that a great number of the bigger accountancy / tax practice offer such positions to college students. This is a great way for such students to get a feel for what a career in tax entails and will help them in making a decision as to whether or not tax is something that they would enjoy.

Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and like commerce, trade and making deals. Some are drawn to sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or managing a section in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented, and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
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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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The CareersPortal Team