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Science is a fascinating subject and you truly have to immerse yourself in it. When you do the rewards are fantastic. It is of course a tough subject but once complete you learn how to solve many problems yourself.
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Administrative people are interested in work that offers security and a sense of being part of a larger process. They may be at their best operating under supervisors who give clear guidelines, and performing routine tasks in a methodical and reliable way.

They tend to enjoy clerical and most forms of office work, where they perform essential administrative duties. They often form the backbone of large and small organisations alike. They may enjoy being in charge of office filing systems, and using computers and other office equipment to keep things running smoothly. They usually like routine work hours and prefer comfortable indoor workplaces.
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Being able to write well is very important because you will be doing a lot of reports and research as well as political analysis. 

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Administrative Officer
Simon Nix
"I must remain alert and ready to deal with any situation as and when they arise"
Prison Officer
Paul Harding
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You need a lot of technical skills such as knowledge of different types of coding along with skills to communicate and work as part of a team.  

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Administrative Officer & Developer
Sarah Kennelly
"tasks range from working on a landing, in the school, gym, waiting room, escort duty to hospital or court etc"
Prison Officer
Margaret Donaghue
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Some of the best experiences have been representing the department at meetings with the EU and IMF

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Administrative Officer
Alan Gilligan
"I am employed to bring the principles of psychology into the recruitment and selection service that the Public Appointments Service offers"
Occupational Psychologist
Aoife Lyons
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I thoroughly enjoy the diverse opportunities which a career in the Department offers, in particular the opportunity to promote Ireland in one of our overseas missions

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3rd Secretary
Fiona Devlin
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I love that my job is very varied and also very challenging, there is a great team spirit in the office.

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Executive Officer
Roseann Gilligan
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You need to be resilient and manage several different tasks at once. 

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Third Secretary - Press Officer
Jennifer Bourke
"An enthusiastic approach to my daily tasks and a desire to learn ensures I make the most of every experience"
Third Secretary
Nora Barry
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It’s great informing the Taoiseach on the issues of the day and it’s a real buzz hearing something I’ve written on Oireachtas TV

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Administrative Officer
David Crowe
"I have both the possibility to work closely with a team, as well as the opportunity to work on, and have an input into the formulation of new policy"
Higher Executive Officer
Sinead O'Hara
"Attention to detail and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people with different needs are very important in my job"
Clerical Officer
Damien Dollard
"Everyday is an education, you constantly have to educate and re-educate yourself!"
Architect
Ray Harli
"The job requires someone who is able to work under pressure, is comfortable with public speaking, is confident, assertive and decisive"
Industrial Relations Officer
Paul Shortt