Is the Europass format CV widely used and accepted?The Europass format CV is not widely used in Ireland. Irish employers generally prefer a general format, although the Europass CV would be accepted too. Remember that your CV has to attract an employer’s attention. Keep it specific, keeping in mind that the purpose of the CV is to sell your skills set to your potential employer.
Is there a preference for handwritten applications?
No, there is no preference in Ireland for hand-written covering letters.
Is it standard to include a photo on the CV?No, not unless specifically requested.