Sarah McGrath is a career diplomat with over 20 years’ experience in the Irish foreign service currently serving as Ireland’s Ambassador to Singapore. She presented her credentials to President Halimah Yacob on 30 August 2022. Ambassador McGrath is also responsible for Ireland’s relations with Brunei Darussalam.
Immediately prior to her appointment as Ambassador of Ireland to Singapore, she served as Director for UN and International Financial Institutions in the Development Cooperation and Africa Division of the Department’s headquarters in Dublin. A significant portion of Ambassador McGrath’s career has been spent working on the Northern Ireland peace process, most recently as Political and Reconciliation Director from 2015- 2018.
She has served overseas at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in New York and the Embassy of Ireland to Germany in Berlin and has been the Director of the Department’s Strategy and Performance Unit.
Ambassador McGrath is from County Clare in the mid-west of Ireland and graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Cork in 2001. She is an alumnus of the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Programme (2019) and has a strong interest in peacebuilding, gender equality, economic development and the role of small states in shaping the multilateral system.
Day 1, 12 October 2023 , Thursday, 1105 – 1120hrs
Session 2: 12 Oct 2023, Thurs, 1100 – 1230hrs
Track : Track 1C: Globetrotting – Lived Experiences in Population Health (Garnet 218 - 219)
Topic : Acute Care | Breast Cancer in a Pandemic: An Irish Story of Survival & Support