Originally Posted by culsoh
I've just submitted my application.
I read the Information Booklet - your only allowed to chose one location from List A and B.
Unfortuntely none of the locations on List B are anywhere near me... so I'm left with chosing one location from List A - which won't be easy as I live on the border of Cavan, Monaghan, Meath and Louth..
This may be a cheeky question, but does anyone know where I'd be better off selecting as my location in Stage B??
Just after being made redundant and getting married in September so I'm really really hoping I get something from this - I just wanna try and get the best possible chance by choosing a county where theres actual vacancies... Anyone know??? Or Know how I'd find out??
Whichever town listed has the most civil servants will likely be the one with most vacancies.
So the question is how do you find out which town employs the most civil servants?
Best way I can think of is looking at the governments info on decentralisation:
Decentralisation plans proceeding (numbers from 2nd link – 2004 Govt announcement):
Buncrana: 120 jobs in Dept. of Social Protection.
Gweedore: 30 jobs in Foras Na Gaeilge.
Listowel: 50 jobs with the Revenue.
No information on the others.
Of course, there are also other civil service jobs in those locations unrelated to decentralisation but there doesn’t appear to be any way to determine numbers for those.
Bottom line: Pick Buncrana!