PPLI Annual Report 2018 - Flipbook - Page 36
Sergeant McInerney, head of the Garda Diversity Unit
speaks both Spanish and Arabic and told students how
important it is as a guard to be able to speak to people
from a variety of different backgrounds. He also
explained that languages had boosted his career and
allowed him to work on special missions abroad.
Declan O’Loughlin from NUI Galway proved that
languages and STEM are not mutually exclusive. He
wasn’t particularly enthusiastic about languages when
he was at school but realized how important they are
later, when having a conversation in German turned
into a job interview which converted into a job.
5 Distinguished Speakers
1 Taiko Drum Team
81 Exciting Workshops