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 Rasaq Falade from An Garda Síochána to give some advice for people considering this job:


Rasaq Falade

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Anyone considering this job should be ready to work thoughtfully rather than reactively. Also they should be emotionally present and ready to facilitate meaningful conversation.

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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So You Failed Leaving Cert Maths

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So You Failed Leaving Cert Maths

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 

So You Failed Leaving Cert Maths

If a poor Leaving Cert Maths result has made a significant impact on your chances of getting a specific course, all hope is not lost. We take a look at the colleges hosting alternative Maths exams below.

Students who failed to guarantee themselves a place on a particular course due to their Leaving Cert Maths result may have a second chance opportunity to sit an alternative exam.

Colleges are also facilitating preparation courses in order to assist students that have difficulty with Maths.

Maynooth University is offering this facility for Engineering courses specifically, while NUI Galway is holding the exam for entry into Engineering and Information Technology Programmes.

See links below for a list of all relevant dates for preparation courses and alternative Maths exams:

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