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 Paul Meany from Department of Education and Skills to give some advice for people considering this job:


Paul Meany

School Principal

Department of Education and Skills

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Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

Need to be able to cope with ambivalence - being leader in the school is not a black and white thing.

Need to believe in people, whether it is staff or students.


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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100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

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100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 

100 Additional Nurses to be hired for Midlands and West

More than 100 additional nurses are to be hired for hospitals in the midlands and west, following talks with management regarding overcrowding.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) says it has secured more than 100 extra nursing posts for hospitals in the mid-west and Kildare areas.

Seventy staff will be recruited for Limerick, Ennis, Nenagh and Croom. An additional 39 nurses will be hired at Naas General Hospital.The extra posts were secured at two separate hearings on the overcrowding crisis in these hospitals.

The Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar will see additional funding for 39 posts which are in the process of being filled; 10 staff nurses recruited for the Emergency Department; 26 staff midwives recruited; and 15 staff nurses hired for general ward areas.

All positions within the Health Service Executive are advertised here. the public appointment s service, provides a recruitment service for the HSE and An Bord Altranais (The Nursing Board). Click here for details of current vacancies in the public service.


The CareersPortal Team