Northern Ireland's Top 100 Hospitality firms - gala night at Titanic Belfast BelfastTelegraph.co.uk THE hospitality heroes of Northern Ireland were hailed at a star-studded award ceremony in Belfast last week. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/food-drink-hospitality/northern-irelands-top-100-hospitality-firms-gala-night-at-titanic-belfast-37871728.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37875451.ece/264e2/AUTOCROP/h342/thern_Whig__Belfast_2.jpg Email THE hospitality heroes of Northern Ireland were hailed at a star-studded award ceremony in Belfast last week. Weekly Business Digest Newsletter The eagerly-awaited Top 100 Hospitality Businesses list was revealed by Hospitality Ulster at a prestigious ceremony in Titanic Belfast on Wednesday. The black-tie event was hosted by stand-up comedian Colm O'Regan and attracted guests including Ireland rugby hero Brian O'Driscoll, sports pundit Adrian Logan, BBC weatherman Barra Best and TV presenter Pamela … [Read more...] about Northern Ireland’s Top 100 Hospitality firms
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Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2019: We’re looking for your nominations BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The search is on for Northern Ireland’s unsung heroes who have changed your life or the lives of people in your local community. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/events/spirit-northern-ireland-awards/spirit-of-northern-ireland-awards-2019-were-looking-for-your-nominations-37820362.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37820377.ece/315f1/AUTOCROP/h342/SONI_Launch_4.jpg Email The search is on for Northern Ireland’s unsung heroes who have changed your life or the lives of people in your local community. Sunday Life has again teamed up with Specsavers for the biggest date in the local awards calendar - the Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards - which will mark its 10th anniversary this year. We want your nominations for who you think is worthy of a Spirit of Northern Ireland Award in 2019, by selflessly serving others and being an inspiration to us … [Read more...] about Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards 2019: We’re looking for your nominations
Innocent victims of terror have been asked to acquiesce in the inversion of right and wrong by churchmen, politicians and the UK government, a church minister told the Ulster Unionist conference. In one of the highlights of the annual event on Saturday, the Rev Alan Irwin was given a keynote slot by the only one of the five main parties to oppose the Stormont House legacy structures.Rev Irwin told the gathering at the Armagh City Hotel about the IRA murder of his uncle Fred in Dungannon in 1979 and then of his father Thomas Irwin near Omagh in 1986: “In neither of those murders are we aware of the truth or justice or have there been any convictions.”Rev Irwin, who got a rapturous reception, said of the legacy consultation that “the clue is in the title of the consultative document, Northern Ireland past”.He added: “To the outsider or those not familiar with the years of terrorism that wreaked havoc on these islands might rightly ask the question, what … [Read more...] about Double victim of IRA slams churchmen and politicians over the inversion of right and wrong on legacy
BBC Northern Ireland's Noel Thompson talks cheating death and the horror stories that most affected him BelfastTelegraph.co.uk We wake up to his dulcet tones every morning on Good Morning Ulster, and after 40 years on radio and television, his face is as familiar as the Albert Clock. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/bbc-northern-irelands-noel-thompson-talks-cheating-death-and-the-horror-stories-that-most-affected-him-37432192.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37439895.ece/30456/AUTOCROP/h342/mpson_7-_Read-Only_.jpg Email We wake up to his dulcet tones every morning on Good Morning Ulster, and after 40 years on radio and television, his face is as familiar as the Albert Clock. Despite that lengthy stint bringing us the news from Northern Ireland, east Belfast-born Noel Thompson says the buzz of the job is still there and he has no intention of hanging up his notebook. The 62-year-old veteran newsman joined the BBC in 1979 as a researcher on … [Read more...] about BBC Northern Ireland’s Noel Thompson talks cheating death and the horror stories that most affected him
TWENTY years ago a historic peace agreement signalled the end of three decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. But what were the Troubles and what is the Good Friday agreement? Here's the lowdown on the years of bloody violence. When were The Troubles? The Troubles describe a 30-year period between the late 60s and early 90s, when sectarian violence in Northern Ireland caused the deaths of thousands of civilians and security personnel. Historians tend to place the beginning of the Troubles with the 1968 civil rights movement, which demanded an end to Unionist-dominated rule from the devolved Northern Ireland government at Stormont. Marches, protests, civil disobedience and increasing violence led to the British government's decision in 1969 to deploy troops to the streets, especially in Belfast and Londonderry. In 1971, the government introduced its policy of internment, locking up terror suspects without trial. By the following year, the situation had deteriorated. On … [Read more...] about When were the Northern Ireland Troubles, what happened in Belfast and what is the Good Friday Agreement?