Fionnan Sheahan: The woman who helped seal our bank debt deal
Best diplomat I've met, says minister
SHE was a bridesmaid to a former Fianna Fail minister who now has Fine Gael and Labour Party ministers singing her praises as an integral contributor to the recovery.
The wife of a retired ambassador, she has risen without fuss to the highest rank held by a woman in the civil service.
The pivotal position of European affairs has put Geraldine Byrne-Nason, the second secretary general at the Department of the Taoiseach, at the heart of the action.