Advisory Counsel Grade 1

14 March 2017
30 March 2017
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


The Attorney General is the advisor to the Government in matters of law and legal opinion and provides the State with drafting and legislation services.

The role of the Advisory Counsel is to assist and advise the Attorney General in carrying out her role as the advisor to the Government. The range of subjects covered is broad, but include the provision of advice and the direction of litigation and legal advice in the delivery of a drafting service to Government Departments.

Applicants must have been called to the Bar, or have been admitted and been enrolled as a solicitor in the State, and have practised as a barrister or solicitor in the State for at least eight years. Excellent analytical abilities, sound judgement, commitment and attention to detail are essential. The successful candidate must also have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to network effectively and to influence others.

This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.

For a confidential discussion, contact Catherine Dobbins on 01 8587516 or email

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Thursday 30th March 2017

For more information and how to apply, Click APPLY.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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