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Third Secretary Recruitment Campaign

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is seeking committed, high calibre graduates to join the Irish Diplomatic Service at Third Secretary level. This competition is being organised with the Public Appointments Service.

Successful candidates will be involved in the development and implementation of Ireland's foreign policy and in representing, promoting and protecting the interests and values of Ireland and its citizens abroad. Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who have qualifications in, and/or practical experience of, international relations, economic and trade promotion and development cooperation, as well as from candidates who have foreign language skills.

During a career in the diplomatic service, you can expect to work at headquarters in Dublin or Limerick, at a number of Irish Embassies and Missions abroad and in other offices of the Department.

Applicants must, on or before 11th May 2017, hold a first or second class honours degree (minimum of Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications)


(ii) have qualified as a Solicitor or as a Barrister (having attained a standard in the final examination that is acceptable to the Public Appointments Service as meeting the needs of the competition).

The competition is only open to persons who are citizens of Ireland.

Closing date: 3pm on Thursday 11th May 2017

For full requirements and further information on this position and the online application process please visit the Public Appointments Service website on: