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Fionnan Sheahan: The woman who helped seal our bank debt deal

Best diplomat I've met, says minister

Published 09/07/2012 | 17:00

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.

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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.

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