Decentralisation of the Development Cooperation Directorate of the Department of Foreign Affairs to Limerick
This section of the site provides interested parties with information on the decentralisation programme, on the strategies, objectives and activities of the Development Cooperation Directorate (Irish Aid)and on Limerick City.
The numbers and grades of posts transferring to Limerick are as follows:
General Administrative grades:
|First Secretaries/Assistant Principals||19|
|Higher Executive Officers||14|
Technical, Professional and Departmental grades:
|Principal Development Specialists||3|
|Senior Development Specialists||12|
With a population of over 52,000 in the city, with a further 25,000 living in the suburbs, Limerick is the third largest city in the republic of Ireland. More information on transport,accomodation, education and culture in Limerick is available in the guide below:
The Central Application Facility gives information about the new locations and jobs. It allows certain public servants to apply for transfer to posts at the same or equivalent level in decentralised locations and to rank preferences for different locations.
You should use the CAF if:
- some or all of the jobs in your department or organisation are being decentralised and you want to move to the new location; or
- you would prefer to move to a different location with a different department or organisation.
On 24 November 2004, the Minister for Finance, having considered recommendations from the Government's Decentralisation Implementation Committee (GDIC), announced the names of the Departments which would be included in the first phase of moves under the decentralisation programme.
DCD was included in the first phase with a projected timeframe of the first quarter of 2007 for the move.
The text and Annexes of the most recent DFA Decentralisation Implementation Plan are available through the links below: