IFI recruitment drive

Inland Fisheries Ireland, the state agency responsible for conservation and management of inland fisheries, is offering 40 ‘seasonal’ positions to develop and protect rivers, lakes and waterways across six River Basin Districts.

Launching the campaign, Sean Canney, minister with responsibility for inland fisheries, said fisheries officers played a vital role in protecting, Ireland’s “precious” natural fisheries resource:

“They help enforce fisheries legislation which protects against illegal fishing activity and support the development of the resource through the maintenance of angling infrastructure.”

Roisin Bradley, head of IFI human resources, said fishery officers were “custodians” of the natural resource:

“We are looking for people across the country who enjoy working outdoors, who are passionate about protecting our fisheries resource and who have excellent interpersonal skills.”

The six-month contracts commence in late April with training for all new recruits.

Eastern River Basin District: Kilcoole, Co Wicklow; Dundalk and Drogheda, Co Lough; CityWest, Co Dublin

South Eastern River Basin District: Carrick-on-Suir Co Tipperary; Enniscorthy and New Ross, Co Wexford

South Western River Basin District: Farnanes and Bantry, Co Cork; Kenmare and Killorglin, Co Kerry

Shannon River Basin District: Listowel, Co Kerry, Limerick, Co Limerick, Birr. Co Offaly, Sheelin, Co Westmeath

Western River Basin District: Galway City and Ballinakill, Co Galway, Ballina and Bangor Erris, Co Mayo

North Western River Basin District: Cavan Town and Letterkenny, Glenties, Ballyshannon, Gweedore, Co Donegal.

Closing date for application is 5pm Friday February 8, 2019.