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 Caroline Austin from Irish Tax Institute to give some advice for people considering this job:


Caroline Austin

Associate Tax Lawyer

Irish Tax Institute

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  Caroline Austin
A common misconception about a career in tax is that it is just about numbers, however, tax law has a strong basis in legislation and case law. Therefore, it is really suitable for graduates from a legal background, or for qualified solicitors and barristers.

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with clever technology. They will often follow the latest developments in their chosen field, and prefer mentally stimulating environments.
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DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics Sat 16 Jan

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DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics Sat 16 Jan

Monday, January 11, 2016 

DARE and HEAR Advice Clinics Sat 16 Jan

Date for your Diary ~ DARE and HEAR Application Advice Clinics take place Nationwide on 16th January 2016 with the exception of the Wexford clinic which takes place 14th January, Waterford on 19th January and Kerry 21st January.

DARE and HEAR Application Advice Clinics will take place on Saturday, 16th January 2016. The Clinics, which take place nationwide, provide an excellent opportunity for applicants, parents/guardians (and anyone who would like more information on the schemes) to meet face-to-face with DARE and HEAR staff and have their queries answered.

In the context of the changes to DARE for 2016 college applicants, the clinics will be particularly important this year.

Full details on clinic times and locations can be found on the 'Advice Clinic Poster' below and are also available on

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