WATCH | Awestruck Late Late Show viewers hail Aoife McGivney as 'a great ambassador' for nursing profession

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Awestruck Late Late Show viewers hail Aoife McGivney as 'a great ambassador' for nursing profession

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'. 

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