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Monaghan woman receives Ireland's highest academic honour

May 22, 2021 08:05 By News Northern Sound
Monaghan woman receives Ireland's highest academic honour Monaghan woman receives Ireland's highest academic honour
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A Smithborough woman has received Ireland's highest academic honour.

Professor Lorraine O'Driscoll was yesterday inducted to the Royal Irish Academy, Ireland's leading body of experts on science and humanities.

The only female of the ten scientists recently elected to the committee, Lorraine joins the exclusive roll of honour that features poets WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney, as well as President Michael D. Higgins.

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Among her accolades and achievements, Lorraine advised on the testing of Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa during the early stages of the virus last year.

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