Translation Services of the European Union seeking 72 Irish language translators

Minister of State McHugh launches recruitment campaign

A recruitment campaign for 72 Irish language translator posts in the Institutions of the European Union in Brussels and Luxembourg has been launched.

The employment opportunities were announced at an event in the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin yesterday evening.  In attendance at the event were the Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, Joe McHugh T.D., Mr. Christos Ellinides, Deputy Director-General, Directorate General for Translation at the European Commission, and Ms. Sarah Rooney, from the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO).  Also attending the launch were the television presenter, Caitlín Nic Aoidh, from TG4, and the actor, Colm Mac Gearailt, from TV Soap Ros na Rún.

Speaking at the event, Minister of State McHugh said:

This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a rewarding international career in Brussels and Luxembourg, two multi-cultural cities full of life, in the heart of Europe, which are only a few hours travelling distance from many of Europe’s other main cities.

“Translators have a central role in everything the EU Institutions do, and the translation services have a key role to play in strengthening communications and improving the level of understanding amongst our citizens about the EU’s role in our daily lives.

“For those who have an interest in a career in translation, or for those who have a high standard of Irish and would like to undertake a new career abroad, this is an excellent opportunity to work for the EU Institutions, in an environment where employees are given excellent opportunities to further their careers and their own personal development.”

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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