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World Refugee Day falls on the 20th of June every year to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The theme for this year is ‘Every Action Counts’, which aims to remind us all that everyone, including refugees, can contribute to society to create a more just, inclusive, and equal world.

As recruiters for the Civil & Public Sector, the Public Appointments Service understand the importance of delivering a public service that is a reflective of all the people it serves, to ensure an inclusive, diverse and equal society and workforce.


Did you know?

For many of our roles, the eligibility requirement includes people awarded protection under the International Protection Act 2015 or family members entitled to remain in Ireland due to family reunification.

General Service grades in the Civil Service, and other roles, are open to applicants that are, by the date of any job offer:

(a) A citizen of the European Economic Area. The EEA consists of the Member States of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway; or

(b) A citizen of Switzerland pursuant to the agreement between the EU and Switzerland on the free movement of persons; or

(c) A non-EEA citizen who is a spouse or child of an EEA or Swiss citizen and has a stamp 4 visa; or

(d) A person awarded international protection under the International Protection Act 2015 or any family member entitled to remain in the State as a result of family reunification and has a stamp 4 visa or

(e) A non-EEA citizen who is a parent of a dependent child who is a citizen of, and resident in, an EEA member state or Switzerland and has a stamp 4 visa

Additional Information & Links:

For more information in relation to seeking protection or supports available to refugees, please review the below links:

Irish Refugee Council provide services and support to people seeking protection and those recognised as refugees in Ireland. For more information, click on this Irish Refugee Council Link.

Information on the International Protection Act 2015, with a link to the Information Booklet for those wishing to apply for protection is available on this International Protection Office Link.