A Foreign Affair!!

A Foreign Affair!!

Two Diplomats from the Dept of Foreign affairs, Marcella Smith  and Niall Veale  were welcomed to the school by senior prefect David Leonard.  Ms Smith  and Mr Veale ran a “Diplomats in the Classroom” workshop for senior students.  Ms smith who works in the International Security section of the department outlined how Ireland has been involved in international peacekeeping and explained  what Ireland’s  neutrality means  in terms of  when and how we can involve ourselves in international disputes.  Mr Veale works in the passport section of the department, he outlined all the security features on a passport including  how if a passport is viewed under ultra violet light it reveals  hidden security markings. The workshop ended with a lively question and answer session during which Ms Smith explained her career path into the department and the kind of skills/qualities needed to be a diplomat.  We look forward to welcoming the Department of foreign affairs back to our school again in the very near future