CNN - Andrew Stevens looks at the shipyards where the Titanic was born, and now are being transformed into a tourist destination and a commercial hub.
London based developer Pat Doherty was honoured in his hometown of Buncrana in Co. Donegal on Friday night last when he was awarded the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award for his consistent dedication to the successful development of business and the creation of employment.
“Pat’s success in business has been well documented” said Cllr. Nicholas Crossan of Donegal County Council “but what is remarkable about Pat is his desire to ensure that his success is Donegal’s success.
“In the last 10 years alone Pat has invested in some of the country’s most iconic businesses including the Donegal Lough Eske Castle and the Titanic Quarter in Belfast and currently employs over 500 people in Donegal alone, generating more than €100 million in the local economy”.
Belfast Telegraph - The world of dragons, ice and fire has returned to Northern Ireland with filming underway on the Game Of Thrones prequel series.
Filming started for the as-yet untitled show at a remote secret location in Co Down and on the north coast last week.
Various sites across the province were also being set up last week, including Titanic Studios in Belfast.
Belfast Live - The Titanic Hotel Belfast was crowned 'Northern Ireland's Leading Hotel 2019' at the World Travel Awards in Portugal.
The World Travel Awards, now in their 26th year, honour excellence within the hotel industry and the standard of service the hotel has demonstrated to visitors throughout the year.
The awards are considered the most prestigious travel and tourism event of the year, bringing together many leading industry figureheads and VIPs from across all continents.
Irish Independent - Harcourt Developments' Cúil Dúin scheme in Citywest is a five-minute walk from the Saggart Luas stop that Harcourt part-funded during the Celtic Tiger - it was among a number of developers to finance a 4.2km-extension of the Tallaght Luas line to the Citywest Business Campus.
Harcourt really had to bide its time before the investment paid off: the extension didn't open until 2011. But the Luas extension finally bore fruit in 2016, when the first phase of 45 houses at its Cúil Dúin development sold out within a matter of weeks, thanks to demand from first-time buyers.
Belfast Telegraph - Winter has been coming for seven seasons of fantasy epic Game Of Thrones - and with the final season due to start in the early hours of Sunday, it will finally arrive.
Rarely has a series gripped imaginations across the world, and the success has brought tens of thousands of tourists to Northern Ireland, where much of the show has been filmed.
From today fans can immerse themselves in the world of Westeros with Game Of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition running at the Titanic Exhibition Centre until September.