16 March 2023

The Legal Research Internship Access Scheme has been created to provide internship opportunities in the Law Reform Commission, the Office of the Attorney General or the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for current final year law students who come from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds or have disabilities. The internships will provide successful applicants with paid work experience in a legal environment and the opportunity to develop skills and confidence as part of a research team.

For more information, please read the Information Booklet.

Closing Date: The completed application form must be forwarded by e-mail to internship@lawreform.ie not later than 12noon on Monday, 3 April 2023.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions also has a separate internship programme in association with the Law faculties of a number of Irish Universities.  This programme offers a small number of internship positions in our Prosecution Policy & Research Unit.  Applications for entry to this programme are made by students to the Course Director of their respective University Law Faculty.  The selection process is handled by the University.  The programme is confined to those who have completed undergraduate law degrees and have either completed or are undertaking a relevant post graduate degree and/or have commenced study towards a professional legal qualification.

06 March 2023

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Head of Governance and Public Affairs.  The individual appointed will be responsible for developing the profile and enhancing the effectiveness, transparency and accountability of the Office through the promotion of strategic communications initiatives, and by ensuring compliance with assigned statutory and governance obligations.  They will be responsible for Governance, Business Continuity, Risk Management, Protected Disclosures, Audit, Freedom of Information, Ethics and Standards in Public Office compliance.

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at http://www.cpsa.ie/

For more information and to apply please see the Information Booklet

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: recruitment@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Monday 27 March 2023.

Information on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available on www.dppireland.ie.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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05 January 2023

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions requires a dynamic HR professional to fill the permanent position of Head of Recruitment.  The individual appointed will be responsible for the development, delivery and success of programmes to support the attraction and retention of talented people to support having the right people in the right place at the right time.

The ideal candidates will have well-developed insights into recruiting and attracting talent; strong interpersonal skills and excellent leadership skills;

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at http://www.cpsa.ie/

For more information and to apply please see the Information Booklet

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: recruitment@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Monday 23rd January 2023.

Information on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available on www.dppireland.ie.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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04 January 2023

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting Prosecutors.  Successful applicants must, on or before 23 January 2023, be enrolled as a solicitor in the State or have been called to the Bar.  Candidates must have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the law.  Candidates will also be expected to display good communication skills, an ability to work independently and in a team environment, and an ability to organise, prioritise and manage a legal caseload.

Shortlisting may apply.  Canvassing will disqualify.

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at https://www.cpsa.ie.

For more information and to apply, please see the Information Booklet.

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: Recruitment@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Monday, 23 January 2023.

Information about the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available here on this website.

21 November 2022

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting senior lawyers at Principal Prosecutor Level.  Successful applicants must, on or before 21 November 2022, be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or have been called to the Bar with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Solicitor or Barrister or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience.

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at http://www.cpsa.ie/

For more information and to apply please see the Information Booklet

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: recruitment@dppireland.ie to arrive before 10am on Monday 12 December 2022.

Information on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available on www.dppireland.ie.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

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01 November 2022

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting Clerical Officers.

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age, have a good general level of education. Candidates will also be expected to display good communication skills and demonstrate experience of working on their own initiative and as part of a team.

The competition will be carried out in line with the Codes of Practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments.

For more information and to apply please see the Clerical Officer Information Booklet.

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form by email to: odpp@lexconsultancy.ie to arrive no later than 3.30pm on Wednesday 16 November 2022.

Information on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available here on this website.

14 October 2022

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Donegal. Details of the duties, terms and conditions of the appointment which is a contract for services for a period of ten years are set out in the Competition Information Booklet which is available on request from the email and contact details set out hereunder.

Solicitors who wish to be considered for appointment to the above position should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Friday 11 November 2022.

Application Forms are available from and returnable to;

The Chief Prosecution Solicitor
Solicitors Division
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Infirmary Road
Dublin 7
DX 34 Dublin

Fax: (01) 642 7404
Email: competitions@dppireland.ie

Candidates may be shortlisted and the making of an application does not entitle an applicant to an interview.

Candidates are instructed not to canvass.

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomfhreagras i nGaeilge.

30 September 2022

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a senior lawyer to fill the permanent position of the Head of Prosecution Policy and Research Unit in our Prosecution Support Service Division.  Successful applicants must, on or before 21 October 2022, be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or have been called to the Bar with a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Solicitor or Barrister or have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior policy role in the wider criminal justice sector or a comparable organisation.

Candidates must have an understanding of criminal law, the criminal justice system in Ireland including the role of the DPP.  Candidate will also be expected to display good communication skills; will demonstrate strong analytical and decision making skills and have people management and leadership experience.

The competition will be carried out in line with the codes of practice as published by the Commission for Public Service Appointments which are available at http://www.cpsa.ie/

For more information and to apply please see the Information Booklet

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: recruitment@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Friday 21st October 2022.

Information on the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is available on www.dppireland.ie.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras I nGaelige

07 July 2022

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Carlow. Details of the duties, terms and conditions of the appointment which is a contract for services for a period of ten years are set out in the Competition Information Booklet which is available on request from the email and contact details set out hereunder.

Solicitors who wish to be considered for appointment to the above position should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Friday 5 August 2022.

Application Forms are available from and returnable to;

The Chief Prosecution Solicitor
Solicitors Division
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Infirmary Road
Dublin 7
DX 34 Dublin

Fax: (01) 642 7404
Email: competitions@dppireland.ie

Candidates may be shortlisted and the making of an application does not entitle an applicant to an interview.

Candidates are instructed not to canvass.

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomfhreagras i nGaeilge.

18 May 2022

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Wicklow. Details of the duties, terms and conditions of the appointment which is a contract for services for a period of ten years are set out in the Competition Information Booklet which is available on request from the email and contact details set out hereunder.

Solicitors who wish to be considered for appointment to the above position should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Wednesday 8 June 2022.

Application Forms are available from and returnable to;

The Chief Prosecution Solicitor
Solicitors Division
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Infirmary Road
Dublin 7
DX 34 Dublin

Fax: (01) 642 7404
Email: competitions@dppireland.ie

Candidates may be shortlisted and the making of an application does not entitle an applicant to an interview.

Candidates are instructed not to canvass.

Terms and Conditions apply.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is committed to a policy of equal opportunity. Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomfhreagras i nGaeilge.