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# public appointments service

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# New Rules
Garda promotions to be handled by Public Appointments Service under new regulations
Promotions to the ranks of sergeant and inspector had previously been managed internally.
# not a clue
The government has no idea if people are serving on more state boards than they should be
The allocation of state board memberships has caused no end of controversy in Ireland in the past.
# open competition
Up to 300 civil service jobs available to school leavers and graduates
The competition includes vacancies in departments and offices all over the country.
# garda commissioner
Time to spruce up your CV: The search for a new Garda Commissioner has started
A “global executive search campaign” will be undertaken as part of the open recruitment process to appoint a new commissioner.
# garda recruitment
20,000 expected to apply for Garda positions
The jobs could be advertised as soon as the end of this month, but it’s not yet known how many will be offered.
# Fire Service
Applicants for Dublin Fire Brigade were asked if they’re gay or straight
The Public Appointments Service says it’s a standard procedure, and helps them monitor equality across the public service.
# Jobswatch
Want to work in the civil service? New jobs being advertised from today
The civil service is looking to fill positions in the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform in the coming months.
# human resources
€85k spent on hiring internal candidate to succeed Cardiff is 'best practice'
The government has defended the amount spent on hiring a successor to Kevin Cardiff from within the Department of Finance after details of the cost were revealed by TV3 News.
# Alan Shatter
Government appointee donated €1k to Alan Shatter's election campaign
The Minister for Justice says it would have been “completely wrong” if the candidate had been excluded from applying for the €145,000 job.