Clarecastle native Sarah McGrath has been appointed as the newest Irish Ambassador to Singapore, marking a proud day for County Clare, a Fine Gael TD has said.
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.
“Sarah is a daughter of Anne McGrath and is a native of my own village Clarecastle but has lived in Dublin for some time. She has worked with distinction in the Department of Foreign Affairs for the past twenty years where she is currently Director of the UN and Multilateral Unit, Development Cooperation and Africa Division.
“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.