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Defence Forces

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Look up the Defence Forces website at and talk to serving personnel. If its possible try to visit a barracks.


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Recruitment to Department of Education Inspectorate

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Recruitment to Department of Education Inspectorate

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 

Recruitment to Department of Education Inspectorate

Recruitment to the Inspectorate at the Department of Education and Skills  is to take place this summer.

The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills will be recruiting primary and post-primary inspectors this summer:

  • Primary inspectors
  • Post-primary inspector of Business
  • Post-primary inspector of French
  • Post-primary inspector of Geography
  • Post-primary inspector of Guidance and
  • Post-primary inspector of Physical Education

Competitions for the appointment of these roles will be held by the Public Appointments Service prior to the summer vacation period.

If you are interested in these positions, log on to and register so that you will receive notifications when applications open.

Career Article: An Inspector Calls - Cúirt An Cigire Ceimic

Source: ETBI Issue 2 - 2016

The CareersPortal Team