• Question: does the fact that you have to travel around mean you need to know different languages? If this is the case, what languages do you speak?

    Asked by ady2700 to Catherine on 20 Nov 2014.
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      Catherine Conaghan answered on 20 Nov 2014:

      Thankfully not – languages were not strong point! 🙂 For the European projects I work on, being able to speak English is a requirement, so anyone I work with from another country would have some level of English, and they are usually quite good at it. It just means I have to speak more slowly then I am used to in Ireland! I work with a lot of people in Spain and Italy, so it would be great to have some basics in those, but because there is always a mixture of countries involved so it will always come back to be able to speak English.