Applications invited for position of Director of Public Prosecutions
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions was established under the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974. The function of the Director is the direction and supervision of public prosecutions and related criminal matters in accordance with the relevant legal provisions. The post of Director of Public Prosecutions will become vacant upon the completion of the current Director’s term of office in November 2021.
• be a practising barrister or a practising solicitor,
• have practised as a barrister or solicitor for at least
Service for any period in a position in the Civil Service, for appointment to which practice as a barrister or solicitor was a necessary qualification, will be regarded as practice as a barrister or a solicitor for that period and persons, while holding such positions, will be regarded as practising barristers or practising solicitors as the case may be.
Applications will be considered by the Committee established under the Prosecution of Offences Act, 1974 to select candidates for appointment to the office. Candidates may be interviewed; in such an event the Committee may, at their discretion, decide that a number only of the applicants shall be invited to attend for interview. The appointment will be made by the Government.
Application forms and further details of the terms and conditions which will apply can be obtained from:
Secretary to the DPP Selection Committee
Department of the Taoiseach
Closing date for receipt of applications: 12 noon on Friday 8th October 2021.
The Government is committed to a policy of equal opportunities.