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A keen interest in current affairs, a willingness to travel and an acceptance that this role is a lifestyle choice are all necessary. I believe having lived abroad for a period of time and experiencing different cultures are also an advantage.
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"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
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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 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
"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
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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 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
"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 to be resilient and manage several different tasks at once. 

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Third Secretary - Press Officer
Jennifer Bourke
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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
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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
"Everyday is an education, you constantly have to educate and re-educate yourself!"
Architect
Ray Harli
"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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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