About the Public Service

The Public Service in Numbers Infographic

Our Public Service

integral to social, economic and cultural life in Ireland. We aim to be responsive, flexible, efficient, innovative, diverse and inclusive in the services that we deliver to the Irish public.

More than 300,000 public servants work across a broad range of organisations to deliver public services to the people of Ireland. This includes working in areas of education, defence, conservation, economics, health and policing.

There are 17 Government Departments including bodies such as the Garda Síochána, who work under the Department of Justice and Equality, and the Irish Health Service Executive, who work under the Department of Health. These Departments and Agencies work together to implement policies and services for the Irish people.

Why work for us

A career in the Public Service allows you to be a part of a diverse 300,000 Civil Service team that are working to deliver important services to the Irish public.

We believe that our people are crucial to delivering the best public service in Ireland and training is the most important investment we can make in our people. We provide the support, training and the encouragement needed for you to reach your full potential and to progress within your career with the Public Service. We also offer flexible hours, challenging work and great benefits.

Working within the Public Service offers you the unique opportunity to deliver crucial services to the Irish public and to assist with the vital services that influence and shape Irish society.

We hire talented people to work across a range of services in a variety of positions. You could work as a Teacher, Garda, Nurse, IT Specialist, Economist, Manager or Administrator or you can work in areas like conservation, education, policy, health, law and defence.

Our Public 2020 Vision 

Find out further information on Our Public Service 2020 at www.ops2020.gov.ie , or by clicking on the video below:

Check out our International Women's Day Video 2019: 

For more information on the jobs, departments and organisations we recruit for, click on our Career Sector and Who we recruit for sections.