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Clare woman appointed Irish Ambassador to Singapore


A CLARECASTLE woman has been appointed as the Irish Ambassador to Singapore.

The ambassadorial appointment of Sarah McGrath to the prestigious role was among 22 approved by the Government at a meeting last week and has been described as “a proud day for County Clare”.

Sarah is a daughter of Anne McGrath and is a native of Clarecastle but has lived in Dublin for some time.

She has worked in the Department of Foreign Affairs for the past 20 years where she is currently Director of the UN and Multilateral Unit, Development Cooperation and Africa Division.

Deputy Joe Carey said, “I have just spoken with Sarah McGrath to congratulate her on being appointed the next Irish Ambassador to Singapore, Brunei and Timor Leste.”

“This year’s ambassadorial nominees made history with women due to take up half the roles for the first time ever. Sarah will take her place in this historic announcement as the first female Irish Ambassador to Singapore, where we have a long established embassy.

“This is her first posting as an Ambassador, and she will commence her position in Summer 2022.

“It’s a very proud day for Sarah who is absolutely thrilled that the Cabinet has approved her appointment.

“Sarah is a most capable, extremely bright and understanding person and will make an outstanding Ambassador.

“We are all immensely proud of her achievement and wish her every success in this new exciting role,” Deputy Carey concluded.

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