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Lady Joy and husband Billy giants of hospitality industry

Editor's Viewpoint

The late Billy Hastings arguably did more for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland than any other person.

First as a pub owner, but most famously as a hotelier.

He created the template for the booming industry that now exists. His wife Lady Joy today reveals how proud she was of his achievements and about him as a family man.

It is said that behind every great man stands an even greater woman.

Lady Joy would demur but she was a huge support in the dark days when his businesses were being blown up.

To their credit, they helped to put the positive side of the province on the map.

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