06 May Past-Pupil Aoife Erraught Meets 5th Year Politics and Society Class
Aoife graduated from DGS in 2010. Yet in the relatively short period since, Aoife is now working in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), is a United Nations (UN) Youth Diplomat, and is currently working on Ireland’s application for a temporary seat on the UN Security Council. In her own words, “I’m having a ball. The job is a dream come through”.
Aoife came in to the school to share her passion both for her role with the DFA and the UN, and to present to the Politics students the opportunities that await if they are motivated to go down the road she has taken.
In a wide ranging presentation, and fielding questions from the students, she spoke about the work of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and the work of the United Nations. She outlined Ireland’s role in the UN, particularly the role Ireland plays in providing peace-keeping troops around the world.
Aoife has achieved so much in a relatively short space of time. It’s always nice when a past-pupil of the school comes back to share with the current generation of students their path from leaving school to discovering their passion, and hopefully inspiring her audience to focus on what is possible if you put your mind to it.