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Members: 21 July 2022

Job Opportunity: The Director of Public Prosecutions is looking for a Circuit Court Prosecutor for Cork City

Job Opportunity: The Director of Public Prosecutions is looking for a Circuit Court Prosecutor for Cork City

The Director of Public Prosecutions wishes to appoint a Counsel to prosecute in Cork City. Accordingly, the Director seeks expressions of interest from barristers wishing to be considered for the above role.

The selection procedure will include a shortlisting process based on the applications submitted, followed by an interview.

For further information, and to apply, please see the DPPIreland Website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 pm (Irish time) on Friday, August 19, 2022.

About the Office of the DPP Ireland

The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was established by law under the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974. The Director, Catherine Pierse, is independent in the performance of her functions.

The duties of the Director are to:

  • enforce the criminal law in the courts on behalf of the People of Ireland,
  • direct and supervise public prosecutions on indictment (formal written accusations) in the courts,
  • give general direction and advice to An Garda Síochána (the Irish police force) in relation to summary cases (less serious cases which can be heard in the District Court), and
  • give specific direction to An Garda Síochána (the Gardaí) in cases where requested.

Learn more about the functions of the Office of DPP Ireland, visit dppireland.ie.