Wednesday 28 September 2016

Deadline for Irish translator jobs with EU

Alan O'Keeffe

Published 09/07/2016 | 02:30

Sean Kyne, the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Photo: Tom Burke
Sean Kyne, the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Photo: Tom Burke

More than 60 Irish language translator jobs in European Union institutions are open to qualified applicants.

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Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources Seán Kyne has issued a final reminder to all intending applicants for the upcoming EU competition for the Irish language translator position.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday next, July 12.

This competition is being held by EPSO (the European Personnel Selection Office) in order to fill up to 62 positions for Irish language translators in the EU institutions.

The posts, which have a starting salary of €4,384 a month, will be based in Brussels and Luxembourg.

Applications to the recruitment competition can be made through the recruitment website www.jobs.eu-careers.eu.

The competition is open to university graduates, including those graduating this summer, with an excellent command of Irish and a thorough knowledge of at least two other official EU languages including English, French or German.

Irish was recognised as an official and working language of the European Union in 2007.

Since then, a derogation on the level of Irish language services to be provided has been in place.

In December 2015, the European Council adopted a regulation aimed at ending the derogation by the end of 2021.

EU institutions are now preparing to gradually provide Irish language services at the same level as those provided for the other official languages of the EU.

Irish Independent

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