Invitation for Applications for Appointment to the Board of Pobal

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The Minister for Rural and Community Development invites applications from suitably qualified candidates who can demonstrate the required skills and experience to be considered for appointment as directors of the Board of Pobal.
Closing date for applications is Thursday, 26 July 2018.

For information on the requirements of the positions and details on how to apply please refer to  http://www.stateboards.ie/stateboards/campaignAdvert/87005.htm

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