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‘Forestry owners need to get money in their pockets — that’s what will keep the industry alive’

Olive Leavy has returned to her farming roots and forestry in the midlands after spending a decade working for one of the medical and science world’s most respected journals.

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Olive Leavy pictured in the forestry plantation on her family's out-farm near Kinnegad, Co Westmeath PHOTOS: Gerry Mooney

Olive Leavy pictured in the forestry plantation on her family's out-farm near Kinnegad, Co Westmeath PHOTOS: Gerry Mooney

Olive Leavy pictured in the forestry plantation on her family's out-farm near Kinnegad, Co Westmeath PHOTOS: Gerry Mooney

WESTMEATH woman Olive Leavy, who grew up on a dairy farm just outside Kinnegad, has worked with the some of the foremost scientific and medical thinkers of modern times.

The list includes Dr Anthony Fauci, the doctor and immunologist who is chief medical advisor to US President Joe Biden, and director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

She’s also collaborated with the acclaimed Trinity College Dublin immunology professors Kingston Mills and Luke O’Neill, who have become frontline communicators during Ireland’s battle against Covid-19.


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