Aoife McGivney on the Late Late Show
Viewers of the Late Late Show hailed heroic Aoife McGivney as 'a great ambassador' for the nursing profession and said they were 'awestruck' as she told presenter Ryan Tubridy about how she came to assistance of a bus driver who had suffered a heart attack.
Aoife, whose father, Tom, is a Newtownforbes native, was expecting her usual commute to the Mater Hospital earlier this week, until the driver of the bus she was on went into cardiac arrest.
She immediately sprung to action, removing the driver's leg from the accelerator and stopping the bus to avoid any potential danger to the lives of the passengers, pedestrians or other motorists in the area.
Aoife, from Ballinteer in Dublin, won the admiration of TV viewers across the country. One viewer tweeted, 'On international women's day, what a mighty example Aoife McGivney is' , while another wrote 'what a fantastic young woman Aoife McGivney is'.
On international women's day, what a mighty example Aoife McGivney is . I'm awestruck. What a woman. Such competence, such sensitivity. Nursing is in good hands. @AoifeMcGivney #IWD2019 https://t.co/nik2aG13FZ— Mary Quill (@mquillegl) March 9, 2019
Congratulations @AoifeMcGivney on being a great ambassador for our profession & for your lifesaving interventions this week. Great awareness raising of the importance of bystander #CPR on @RTELateLateShow tonight. @Irishheart_ie @INMO_IRL #IWD2019— Laura (@nursieLT) March 8, 2019
Two observations on tonight’s #LateLateShow 1. Aoife McGivney is a bit of a legend & a reminder of how great our nurses are...— Des Cahill (@sportsdes) March 8, 2019
2. I’m not a close friend of his, but Mick McCarthy is one of the most decent men I’ve come across in Irish sport #JustSaying
@AoifeMcGivney #Hero. And a seriously 'Lovely Leitrim' Mam to boot. But she's true blue Dublin. Best Wishes for tonight and getting your important #FirstResponders message out there. #ourhealthservice #balanceforbetter #IWD2019 #InternationalWomensDay— Yvette Keating (@yvettejkeating) March 8, 2019