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Irish peace award for shot Malala Yousafzai

By Sarah Stack

A teenager shot in the head by the Taliban will be honoured in the Republic for her courage and determination today.

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai will touch down in Ireland where she will become the latest recipient of the Tipperary International Peace Award.

The 16-year-old education activist was attacked by Taliban gunmen last October after she campaigned for girls to go to school without fear in part of the country where fundamentalists had once imposed Sharia law.

The Tipperary Peace Convention will recognise Malala's "courage, determination and perseverance".

Peace Convention secretary Martin Quinn said he was delighted the teenager had agreed to accept the award in Co Tipperary.

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