10 May 2016
Do you “have” Irish? The European Institutions are recruiting Irish Speakers.
Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune is advising all Irish speakers that the EU Institutions are currently seeking to recruit 13 Irish speakers as linguistic assistants. The Ireland South MEP said the roles would be based in both Brussels and Luxembourg and are permanent contracts.
Speaking as the jobs were announced MEP Clune described it as a great opportunity for an Irish speaker to experience new cultures, new surroundings and learn all about the European Institutions.
The closing date for the applications is 31st May 2016.
Ní Riada welcomes EU recruitment drive for Irish Linguistic Assistants
Meanwhile, Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada said:
“Irish is a full official language of the European Union, and is the first official language of our country. I have campaigned for equal treatment for Irish in the European Parliament since my election in 2014, and last month secured a fund of €3.7 million from the Parliament in order to begin recruitment.
“Irish is an important part of our national heritage and central to much of our culture, but it is also a modern, functional and living language. It is my first language, and the first language of a growing numbers of families across Ireland. Official status is not enough, both the state and the EU need to ensure that Irish enjoys parity of esteem with the other languages of the EU.”