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Only enter the Defence Forces if you are willing to commit to it 100% as it is a long tough road which can be extremely rewarding if you fully engage it. Like everything in this life, you get out what you put in.
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Fiona is currently working in the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. After completing a law degree in Trinity College and a masters in Edinburgh, she worked in the Embassy of Ireland to the Netherlands for two years, as Liaison Officer for International Organisations

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