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 Luke Drea from Teagasc to give some advice for people considering this job:


Luke Drea

Event Rider


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The most important thing to keep in mind is that this is more of a life style than a job.

Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.
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Leaving Cert Results - What Happens Next?
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Leaving Cert Results

The Leaving Cert is the culmination of many years schooling, and everybody expects that the results achieved should reflect the effort and ability of each student.

Wheras most students and parents happily accept their results, others are often confused or disappointed. There can be many reasons for such feelings, and in the section below we address some of the questions parents and students often ask at this time.

View: New Leaving Certificate Grading Scale and Revised Common Points Scale (IUA, IOTI, September 2015)

What’s the best way for my son / daughter to access Leaving Cert Results?


How do we calculate points on Leaving Cert Results?


How do the Bonus Points for Maths work?


How do you cope with a disappointing Leaving Cert?