I'm English, my partner's Irish, and we're currently living in the UK but hoping to move back to Ireland one day depending on jobs and things. Obviously, this is fine from a legal point of view as we're both EU citizens &c.
However, my career ambitions (and experience) are in public sector administration, and the language laws in Ireland mean that having Leaving Cert Irish is a basic requirement for many public sector jobs, usually at Honours level. Not being Irish, I obviously don't have that. Does anyone know if there's an equivalent qualification you can get if didn't do the Leaving Cert? I have Googled various things and found nothing, and obviously my Irish friends don't know because, why would they need to?
Any answers or suggestions appreciated!