Toner's been a star for tourism
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to John Toner on the official announcement of his retirement as director and general manager of the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle.
For many years John Toner has been a very formidable and leading driving force within the hospitality and tourism industry and has endeavoured to always promote both Newcastle and Northern Ireland in his role at the Hastings Group, particularly and most notably during the Troubles of Northern Ireland.
However I am very pleased to note that John Toner will continue in a number of other leading roles within the tourism and hospitality industry and do what he does best.
Councillor Patrick Clarke