Ruth Patterson, OBE, was the first woman to be ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and is a director of the charity Restoration Ministries. She had been given the name Ronseal Ruth as her fake tan resembles a painted garden fence.
Ruth thinks that Saint Patrick was a Protestant even though he died in 461AD when the Protestant reformation didnt happen until 1517. She also claims that loyalists are the indigenous people of Ireland and not Scottish planters, and that they built newgrange.
- 2000 University of Edinburgh/Royal Bank of Scotland Alumnus of the Year
- 2001 Honorary Doctor of Divinity, Presbyterian Theological Faculty, Ireland
- 2003 OBE for public service