Honorary Conferrings Speeches Archive

Honorary Conferrings Speeches - Introductions

The introductory speeches for recipients of UCC honorary degrees can be read by clicking on the relevant link below.

Dr Martina Cole, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Martina Cole, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 08 Jun 2018
Introductory address delivered by Professor Claire Connolly, FLSW MRIA School of English, in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Philip King, Degree of Doctor of Music

Dr Philip King, Degree of Doctor of Music

  • 08 Jun 2018
Introductory address delivered by Professor John O' Halloran, Deputy President and Registrar, in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Richard Langford, Degree of Doctor Education

Dr Richard Langford, Degree of Doctor Education

  • 08 Jun 2018
Introductory address delivered by Professor Aine Hyland, Professor of Education in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Peter Murray, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Peter Murray, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 08 Jun 2018
Introductory address delivered by Professor Tom Dunne, Emeritus Professor of History, in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Caitriona Twomey, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Caitriona Twomey, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 08 Jun 2018
Introductory address delivered by Professor Alastair Christie, School of Applied Social Studies, in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Brigid Quilligan, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Brigid Quilligan, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 02 Jun 2017
Introductory address delivered by Professor John O'Halloran, Vice President for Teaching and Learning in University College Cork. at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Pat Ahern, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Pat Ahern, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 02 Jun 2017
Introductory address delivered by Professor PÁDRAIG Ó MACHÁIN, Ceann, Roinn na Nua-Ghaelige in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Miriam O'Callaghan, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Miriam O'Callaghan, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 02 Jun 2017
Introductory address delivered by Professor Caroline Fennell, Senior Vice President and Registrar in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Michael Dowling, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Michael Dowling, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 02 Jun 2017
Introductory address delivered by Professor Paul Ross, Head of the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr William Clay Ford, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

Dr William Clay Ford, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

  • 21 Apr 2017
Introductory address delivered by Professor Ciaran Murphy, Dean of the Cork University Business School in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Carlos Moedas, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Carlos Moedas, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 04 Nov 2016
Introductory address delivered by Professor Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research and Innovation in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Regis McKenna, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

Dr Regis McKenna, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

  • 02 Nov 2016
Introductory address delivered by Dr Michael Murphy, President, University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Nell McCafferty, Degree of Doctor of literature

Dr Nell McCafferty, Degree of Doctor of literature

  • 02 Nov 2016
Introductory address delivered by Professor Patricia Coughlan, Emeritus Professor of English in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Dee Forbes, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Dee Forbes, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 02 Nov 2016
Introductory address delivered by Ms Virginia Teehan, Director of Cultural Projects in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Kieran Calnan, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

Dr Kieran Calnan, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

  • 02 Nov 2016
Introductory address delivered by Professor Ciaran Murphy, Head of Cork University Business School in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr TANG LIJUN , Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr TANG LIJUN , Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 16 Jun 2016
Introductory address delivered by Professor John O'Halloran, Vice President for Teaching and Learning, in University College Cork at The Devere Hall, Student Centre, UCC

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Dr Desmond MacHale, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Desmond MacHale, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor John A. Murphy, Emeritus Professor of History, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Don Knuth, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Don Knuth, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Michel Schellekens, School of Computer Science & Information Technology, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Mercedes Desmond, Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr Mercedes Desmond, Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Áine Hyland, Emeritus Professor of Education, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Anant Agarwal, Degree of Doctor of Science.

Dr Anant Agarwal, Degree of Doctor of Science.

  • 02 Nov 2015
Introductory address delivered by Dr.Padraig Cantillon-Murphy, Lecturer in Engineering, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Nicholas Fox Weber, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Nicholas Fox Weber, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by Ms Fiona Kearney, Director of the Lewis Glucksman Gallery, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Joseph Walsh, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Joseph Walsh, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by Professor Philip O'Kane, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Don O'Neill, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Don O'Neill, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 05 Jun 2015
Introductory address delivered by DR Jean Van Sindern Law, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, in University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Benedict Anderson, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr. Benedict Anderson, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Patrick O' Donovan, Vice-Head, College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

Dr. Kathleen Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Economic Science

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Ciaran Murphy, Bank of Ireland Professor of Business Information Systems, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Pauline Oliveros, Degree of Doctor of Music

Dr. Pauline Oliveros, Degree of Doctor of Music

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Mr. John Godfrey, Lecturer, School of Music & Theatre, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Dinesh Singh, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr. Dinesh Singh, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 06 Jun 2014
Introduced by Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Fergal Keane, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr. Fergal Keane, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by Professor Grace Neville, Vice President for Teaching & Learning 2008-2012, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Donald Molloy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr. Donald Molloy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Faculty of Law, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr. Graham Norton, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr. Graham Norton, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by John Fitzgerald, Librarian and Head of Information Services, UCC at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Dermot O' Mahoney, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Dermot O' Mahoney, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 07 Jun 2013
Introduced by Dr. Michael Murphy, President, University College Cork at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Ronan O'Gara, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Ronan O'Gara, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Donal Lenihan, former Irish player and captain, former Irish and British & Irish Lions manager at Devere Hall, Students' Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Aidan O'Brien, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Aidan O'Brien, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Ms Tracy Piggott, Sports Commentator, RTE at Devere Hall, Student Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Denis Irwin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Denis Irwin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Trevor Welsh, Sports Broadcaster, TV3 at Devere Hall, Student Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Brian Cody, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Brian Cody, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Mr Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh at Devere Hall, Student Centre/Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr Mary O'Connor, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Mary O'Connor, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 07 Sep 2012
Introduced by Mr Finbarr McCarthy, GAA Correspondent, 96FM & C103FM at Devere Hall, Student Centre / Aras na Mac Leinn, UCC

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Dr John Lechleiter, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr John Lechleiter, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 08 Jun 2012
Introduced by Professor Anita Maguire, Vice President for Research & Innovation, UCC at Aula Maxima

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Dr Mary O'Donovan, Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr Mary O'Donovan, Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 12 Sep 2012
Introduced by Professor Caroline Fennell, Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, UCC at Aula Maxima

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Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 08 Jun 2012
Introduced by Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick, Head of the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science, UCC at Aula Maxima

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Dr Isolde Liebherr, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Isolde Liebherr, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 08 Jun 2012
Introduced by Professor Philip O'Kane, Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering, UCC at Aula Maxima

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Dr Robert Lamb, Degree of Doctor of Music

Dr Robert Lamb, Degree of Doctor of Music

  • 04 Jun 2010
Introduced by Professor David Cox at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Francis Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Francis Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 04 Jun 2010
Introduced by Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Niall Toibin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

Dr Niall Toibin, Degree of Doctor of Arts

  • 04 Jun 2010
Introduced by Professor Des McHale at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Zhou Zhe-Wei, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Zhou Zhe-Wei, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 05 Jun 2009
Introduced by President Michael Murphy at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Michael Boland, Degree of Doctor of Medicine

Dr Michael Boland, Degree of Doctor of Medicine

  • 05 Jun 2009
Introduced by Professor David Kerins at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Jack Finucane, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Jack Finucane, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 05 Jun 2009
Introduced by Professor Patrick Fitzpatrick at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Patrick Rice, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Patrick Rice, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 06 Jun 2008
Introduced by Professor Keogh at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Samantha Power, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Samantha Power, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 06 Jun 2008
Introduced by Professor Caroline Fennell at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Niall Mellon, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Niall Mellon, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 06 Jun 2008
Introduced by Professor Denis Lucey at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Michael Hyland, Degree of Doctor of Medicine

Dr Michael Hyland, Degree of Doctor of Medicine

  • 06 Jun 2008
Introduced by Professor Davis Coakley at Aula Maxima,UCC

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Dr Patrick Fottrell, Degree of Doctor of Science

Dr Patrick Fottrell, Degree of Doctor of Science

  • 06 Jun 2008
Introduced by Dr Jim Browne at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Ted Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Ted Murphy, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 08 Jun 2007
Introduced by Professor J.J. Lee at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Bertie Kelliher, Degree of Doctor of Education

Dr Bertie Kelliher, Degree of Doctor of Education

  • 08 Jun 2007
Introduced by Professor Paul Giller at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Richard Ford, Degree of Doctor of Literature

Dr Richard Ford, Degree of Doctor of Literature

  • 08 Jun 2007
Introduced by Professor Colbert Kearney at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Loretta Brennan Glucksman, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 08 Jun 2007
Introduced by Dr Michael Murphy at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Dr Ted Crosbie, Degree of Doctor of Laws

Dr Ted Crosbie, Degree of Doctor of Laws

  • 08 Jun 2007
Introduced by Professor Denis Lucey at Aula Maxima, UCC

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Honorary Conferrings 2006

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Patrick Galvin Mr. Ciarán McCullagh
Mr. Tom Kiernan Dr. Mick Molloy
Professor J.J. Lee Professor Dermot Keogh
Mr. Brian McCarthy Professor G.T. Wrixon
An tUasal Pádraigh Tyers An tOllamh Séan Ó Coileáin

Friday 3 June 2005

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Recipient Introduced by
Dr. Michael F. Kelleher Mr. Dermot O'Mahoney
Dr. David Marcus Professor Colbert Kearney
Dr. Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill Professor Séan Ó Coileáin
Dr. Hughie O'Donoghue Professor Enda McDonagh
Dr. Micheál Ó Súilleabháin Mr. Mel Mercier
Dr. Xie Shengwu Professor Paul Giller

Friday 17 September 2004

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. John W. Mitchell

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

Friday 4 June 2004

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Pierce Brosnan

Professor Gerry O'Sullivan

Mr. Louis Mulcahy

Professor Seán Ó Coileáin

Mr. Mick O'Connell

Professor Iognáid Ó Muircheartaigh

Ms. Hilary Pyle Dr. Joachim Beug
Professor Carl Thoresen Professor Eleanor O'Leary

Dr. Robert W. Wilson

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

Wednesday 18 June 2003

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Recipient

  Introduced by

His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XII Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, King of Malaysia

 

Professor G.T. Wrixon

Friday 6 June 2003

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Recipient

Introduced by

Professor Rosemary Cramp

Professor Éamonn Ó Carragáin

Mr. Charles Hennessy

Professor Gerard Wrixon

Mr. Séan Scully

Professor Enda McDonagh

Mr. Tim Severin

Professor Pat O'Flanagan

Friday 10 May 2002

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Recipient Introduced by
Mr Roy Keane Professor Gerard T. Wrixon
Dr Lewis L. Glucksman Professor Joseph Lee
Fr Jerome Murphy-O'Connor Professor Enda McDonagh
Mr Ricardo Melchior Navarro Professor Philip O'Kane

Friday 14 December 2001

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr Peter Murray

Professor Alistair Rowan

Friday 21 September 2001

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr John Thuillier Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

 

Friday 11 May 2001

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Recipient

Introduced by

Mr. Aidan Higgins

Professor Gerard T. Wrixon

Professor Howard Gardner

Professor Áine Hyland

Professor John A. Murphy

Professor Seán Ó Coileáin

Mr. John J. Murphy

Professor Philip O'Kane

Sr. Margaret Healy

Professor Eamon Quigley

Friday 29 September 2000

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Recipient Introduced by

Mr. Patrick Smiddy, M.Sc

Professor John Davenport

Mr. Harold Johnson, MA

Professor Gerard Wrixon

Friday 5 May 2000

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Recipient Introduced by

Professor Enda McDonagh, LLD

Professor Gerard Wrixon

Patrick Kelleher, LLD

Professor Aidan Moran

Myrtle Allen, LLD

Professor Peter Woodman

Professor Denis O'Sullivan, D.Sc

Professor John A. Murphy

Conferrings

Bronnadh Céimeanna

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