The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to recruit up to 60 new people this year, including veterinary inspectors, assistant agricultural inspectors, general operatives, craftspeople and harbour masters. Competition for these roles will take place in 2019 and will be advertised at the Irish Farmers Journal Agri Careers Expo on 14 February at the RDS.

Further positions

“Further positions will be advertised in response to evolving business needs as they arise, most likely in the areas of engineering, forestry and veterinary research,” a spokesperson confirmed.

Pat McDonagh of Supermac’s is the main speaker on the day.

Some 1,165 jobs have been confirmed across the 50 organisations exhibiting at the Expo. Recruiting companies include Glanbia, Kerry Group, Dawn Meats, Dairygold, Devenish and Zeotis.

Teagasc also has a number of roles to be filled, including 13 full-time positions and up to 50 Walsh Fellowships.

In addition to the jobs available at the Expo, the event will focus on career progression and informative talks, with over 65 speakers hosting talks in five hubs.

The event is free and you can register on