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Statement by Minister Costello on the retirement of John O’Shea

Irish Aid, Press Releases, Africa, 2012

The Minister of State for Trade and Development, Joe Costello T.D., has paid tribute to the work of John O’Shea on the announcement of his retirement as CEO of GOAL.

“I have heard the news of John O’Shea’s retirement from the role of CEO of GOAL. I want to pay tribute to his exceptional humanitarian work and the leadership he has shown over the last 35 years.  GOAL has made a significant contribution to emergency humanitarian action and longer term development efforts since its inception in 1977. Irish Aid has worked closely with GOAL, and its remarkable staff and volunteers, in responding to humanitarian emergencies and worked together to further the development of the world’s poorest. I look forward to continuing to work with GOAL in the years ahead. I wish John all the best for the future.”