Appointments to the National Tourism Development Authority (Fáilte Ireland)

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill two current vacancies, on the Authority of Fáilte Ireland and to bring new skills and competencies to the Authority to complement the existing mix.

Candidates must demonstrate in their application evidence of experience at an appropriately senior level under one of the areas below.


A career history which would demonstrate evidence of extensive experience of Investment Analysis to support growth.
Knowledge and experience of working with the private sector investor community.


Recent/relevant experience of operating an enterprising SME in the inbound tour operator business, which is engaging in:

Identifying new opportunities in the Tourism sector;
Issues facing similar businesses.

In addition to the essential requirements above, it is desirable that candidates would demonstrate evidence of -

relevant experience in risk management;
corporate governance experience;
a demonstrable broad knowledge of/interest in the tourism industry at an appropriately senior level;
an understanding of the public sector environment, in particular the accountability structures, and current public sector reform initiatives.

The Minister shall have regard to the desirability for gender balance on the Board.  Furthermore, appointments may be made with regard to ensuring regional/rural representation on the Board.

In order to qualify for appointment a person must not have any legal impediments or conflicts of interest likely to interfere with his/her ability to assume the role of a member of the Board.  Please give careful consideration to the possibility of any potential conflict of interest that may exist and address this in your cover letter.  The Assessment Panel may decide, based on the perceived level of conflict, not to forward your name for consideration.

Closing Date: 15.00 on Tuesday 2nd July 2019


19135300_Failte Ireland Final Information Booklet.pdf