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Freedom of the Town for our ambassador


It will be a proud day for Ireland's Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Ms Geraldine Byrne Nason, on Friday (10th), when she is honoured with the Freedom of her home town.

It will be held in Our Lady's College in Greenhills, her former school.

The former highest ranking female civil servant in the country, the ambassador has gone on to serve in places from Vienna to Helsinki and in August 2017, she was appointed as Ireland's permanent representative to the UN in New York.

Before that she served as Ireland's Ambassador to France and Monaco.

"I have always admired the roles which Geraldine has filled throughout the years of service both at home and abroad as one of Ireland's most senior Civil Servants. And more importantly Geraldine has never forgotten where home is and her love of the town is well demonstrated through her many visits to her family in Drogheda" said Mayor Paul Bell.

'I proposed Ambassador Byrne Nason to the elected members having met her through my work in Brussels when she represented Ireland as Ambassador to the European Union.

The mayor says it promises to be a special day and he paid tribute to Louth CC and CEO Joan Martin for their part in hosting the event.