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.

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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Allocation of 380 Special Needs Resource Teaching Posts

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Allocation of 380 Special Needs Resource Teaching Posts

Thursday, October 22, 2015 

Allocation of 380 Special Needs Resource Teaching Posts

The National Council for Special Education (NCSE) has today announced the allocation of an additional 380 resource teacher posts to support students with special educational needs.

The posts are in addition to those extra posts allocated to schools in May last and relate to the applications for support submitted by schools after the May allocations closing date. Together, the total number of resource teacher posts allocated to schools for this year is 6,832 – an increase of 10% on the total allocation this time last year.

In the last three school years, an extra 1,567 resource teacher posts have been sanctioned for schools which have enrolled students with special educational needs.

Detailed information on the resource teaching allocations for both Primary and Post Primary schools for 2015/16 is now available on the NCSE website.

Click here to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Primary Schools [PDF]

Click here to view the NCSE’s Allocation to Post Primary Schools [PDF]

Click here to view County Totals for all schools [PDF]


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