21 September 2021

The Department of the Taoiseach seeks applications for the position of Director of Public Prosecutions. Application forms and further details of the terms and conditions which will apply can be obtained from:

Ms. Miriam Dollard
Secretary to the DPP Selection Committee
Department of the Taoiseach

E-mail: dppcompetition@taoiseach.gov.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Friday, 8 October 2021

29 July 2021

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Galway East. 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 positions should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Friday 17th September 2021.

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) 6427404
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.

19 July 2021

The Director of Public Prosecutions wishes to appoint a Counsel to prosecute in County Carlow. The Director seeks expressions of interest from barristers wishing to be considered for the above role.

Barristers should email hr.mailbox@dppireland.ie for an application form and an explanatory memorandum on the role of prosecution counsel.

The selection procedure will include a shortlisting process based on the applications submitted followed by interview.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 12 August 2021 at 3:00pm.

09 July 2021

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development.  The individual appointed will play a key leadership role in the development and implementation of Human Resource and Organisational Development strategies within the Office and will be expected to develop responses to meet strategic challenges arising from the evolving environment within which the Office operates.

The ideal candidates will have excellent management and leadership skills; experience in the design and delivery of organisation and transformation programmes; strong stakeholder management skills; a demonstrable understanding of the evolving fiscal, legislative and industrial relations in the civil service; proven ability to operate in a fast changing work environment and highly developed organisational 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: HR.mailbox@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

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

24 June 2021

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Wexford. 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 positions should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Friday 30th July 2021.

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) 6427404
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.

24 June 2021

A vacancy exists for the position of State Solicitor in County Kerry. 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 positions should apply on the Official Application Form not later than 3pm on Friday 30th July 2021.

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) 6427404
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.

11 June 2021

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting Prosecutors.  Successful applicants must, on or before 2 July 2021, 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 criminal law, particularly the legal issues which impact on the discharge of the prosecutorial function.  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 www.cpsa.ie/

For more information, please see the Information Booklet.

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: HR.mailbox@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Friday 2 July 2021.

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

11 June 2021

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting a Legal & Knowledge Management Researcher.  Successful applicants must, on or before 2 July 2021, hold an honours degree (at least a Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications) in Law or an honors degree in another discipline plus a post graduate qualification in Law.  Successful applicants also should be able to demonstrate experience of in-depth legal research and analysis.  It will be an advantage to have an extensive knowledge of Irish law and the Irish legal system along with a knowledge of EU and ECHR law, strong information technology skills, analytical and evaluative skills and techniques, good written communication skills, an ability to work independently and in a team environment and an ability to plan, prioritise and manage tasks in a systemic and organised way in order to deliver work of a high quality against tight deadlines.

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 www.cpsa.ie/

For more information, please see the Information Booklet.

Applicants should forward a completed Application Form electronically to: HR.mailbox@dppireland.ie to arrive before 3:30pm on Friday 2 July 2021.

30 March 2021

The Director of Public Prosecutions seeks expressions of interest from barristers wishing to be considered for inclusion on the panel of barristers maintained by her in the following area of prosecution work:

Barristers are briefed by the Director on a case by case basis. They will act for the Director in accordance with her instructions and in compliance with the Guidelines for Prosecutors. Retention on any panel is at the discretion of the Director, and is subject to satisfactory performance of work on her behalf, as will be determined by the Director.

Barristers are ordinarily expected to have a minimum of four years at the Bar or relevant equivalent experience in order to be considered for work on indictable prosecutions in Dublin and three years’ experience for the High Court Bails Panel.

Interested barristers should email competitions@dppireland.ie and request an application form and an explanatory memorandum on the role of Prosecution Counsel.

Completed application forms should include details of their education, career and experience to date (with particular reference to any criminal law experience in the above categories).

As the application will form the basis of a short listing process barristers should ensure that they provide sufficient relevant detail to reflect their experience.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5:00pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

01 March 2021

The Director of Public Prosecutions wishes to appoint a Counsel to prosecute in Co. Kilkenny. The Director seeks expressions of interest from barristers wishing to be considered for the above role.

Barristers should email competitions@dppireland.ie for an application form and an explanatory memorandum on the role of prosecution counsel.

The selection procedure will include a shortlisting process based on the applications submitted followed by interview.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3:00pm on Monday 22 March 2021