Bertie Ahern may be considering a career in humanitarian work.
The outgoing Taoiseach received a call from Bob Geldof the day after he announced his resignation this week and it's understood the two discussed working together on a new anti-poverty campaign.
Mr. Ahern also spoke to the former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan last week about his future.
Justin Kilcullen, Director of Troc€ire says the Taoiseach has a great empathy with people living in hardship and in poverty.
"He shows great diplomatic skills working internationally €given his success in international diplomacy in the past, he'd be as good as anyone and better than most," Mr. Kilcullen said.