Jobs at the EU for Irish speakers


Up to 180 jobs for Irish language speakers to be created in European Union institutions over the next five years.

The Irish language was recognised as a official and working language by the EU in 2007.

In December 2015, the European Council adopted a regulation aimed at ending the derogation of the language by the end of 2021. EU institutions are now preparing to provide Irish language services at the same level as those provided for other official languages.

It is expected that almost 200 jobs for Irish speakers, based at institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg  will be created over the next five years.

Applicants must have a university degree, excellent Irish, and at least two other languages (English, French or German) to qualify for these positions.

The announcement of the positions was made at a briefing in Dublin attended by Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Sean Kyne.

‘Often, school students have felt there were only very limited careers arising out of Irish language studies’, he said. ‘This is a wonderful opportunity to pursue a rewarding international career and to raise the profile of our national language across Europe’.

Applications can be made via the recruitment website here.

Further information: RTE News