Calling all Gaeilgeoirí

Calling Gaeilgeoirí

Brussels is looking for fluent Irish speakers – and willing to pay £41,000 (€52,000) a year for Irish interpreters and translators.

There are 62 translator roles available, with up to 180 jobs expected to come up before the end of 2021.

Those wishing to apply will need to be university graduates and have “an excellent command” of Irish.

They will also need to have a thorough knowledge of at least two other official EU languages such as French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Calling Gaeilgeoirí
Minister Sean Kyne

Sean Kyne, Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs, said: “Often school students have felt there were only very limited careers arising out of Irish language studies.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to pursue a rewarding international career and to raise the profile of our national language across Europe.”

Rytis Martikonis, Director General of Translation at the European Commission, added: “It’s a stimulating time for the Irish-speaking community.

“The EU institutions are fully committed and will work in close partnership with Ireland in meeting the challenges ahead.”

Applications for the jobs, which carry starting salaries of just over €52,000 per year, can be made through www.jobs.eu-careers.eu

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