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Former US President Bill Clinton is to receive an honorary doctorate from Dublin City University (DCU).

He will be conferred the award, alongside Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Martin Naughton.

Sr Stan is a social innovator and founder of homeless charity Focus Ireland.

Mr Naughton is the founder of consumer electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex.

DCU says Sr Stan has "challenged social inequality in Ireland, particularly in the area of homelessness."

On Mr Naughton, DCU says he will be recognised "for his success in founding and growing Glen Dimplex to become one of the world's largest private manufacturing companies."

Composite image shows (from left to right): Martin Naughton, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Bill Clinton | Image: DCU

Mr Clinton was the 42nd president of the United States and founder of the Clinton Foundation.

He is also credited with playing a vital role in peace talks for Northern Ireland.

The university will present Mr Clinton with his honorary doctorate next month "in recognition of his leadership in building and consolidating peace and reconciliation on the island of Ireland."

The ceremony will take place in The Helix on DCU's Glasnevin campus on October 17th.


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