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 Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:


Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.


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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Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

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Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

Friday, February 19, 2016 

Bord na Mona Expansion generates Jobs for Limerick

Bord na Móna is to create 60 new jobs after securing planning permission for a new smokeless fuel plant in the port of Foynes in Co Limerick.

The facility will manufacture up to 150,000 tonnes of smokeless and biomass home heating fuels once operational.

The company said it expected the project to generate 140 jobs during the construction phase with 60 new roles once the plant begins operations.

“Right now we are shovel-ready to start construction. This will allow us to meet market demand for smokeless fuel when the 2017 ban on smoky coal comes into place," said head of fuels Eddie Scaife. This development is good for the environment, good for jobs and good for consumers. We look forward to moving on site in the coming weeks,” he added.

Current job vacancies advertised online with Bord na Móna include: 

  • Operations and Transport Supervisor 
  • Refuse Helper
  • Tax manager 
  • HR Busines Partner 

For more information on careers with Bord na Móna including apprenticeship opportunities and videos from current employees click here


The CareersPortal Team