HE's the patron saint of England who famously slayed a dragon, but surprisingly not many people can tell you much more about Saint George. We celebrate his life on Saint George's Day every April - here is the lowdown on the English legend and the St George's Cross... What is Saint George’s Day and when is it? The feast day of Saint George is celebrated by various Christian Churches and several countries and cities where Saint George is the patron saint – including England. The day is celebrated on April 23 each year – this is the date traditionally accepted of his death in AD 303. While St Patrick's Day and St Andrew's Day are bank holidays in Ireland and Scotland respectively, St George's Day is sadly NOT a bank holiday in England. The country of Georgia also celebrates the feast of St George on 23 April Who was Saint George and where did the legend of the dragon come from? Although Saint George is England’s patron saint, George would likely have been a … [Read more...] about When is St George’s Day 2019, is it a UK bank holiday and who was England’s patron saint?
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Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie died near the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, on St Patrick's Day last month. The tragedy happened as a disco took place inside the venue. More than 600 people had gathered outside the hotel before the crush, police said. Mid-Ulster Council's Environment Committee met in a private session on Tuesday evening to consider the entertainment licence of the venue. In a statement issued after the meeting, it emerged the hotel has proposed to restrict its entertainment activity to weddings and private functions only. "Given the tragic events which occurred at the Greenvale Hotel, the Environment Committee, as the licensing authority, met this evening to undertake a review of the premises' entertainment licence," the committee said. "The committee has sought, and the licensee has agreed to provide health and safety risk assessments and associated documentation. "In the interim period, the hotel has proposed to restrict its … [Read more...] about Hotel at centre of St Patrick’s Day crush tragedy limits activities to ‘weddings and private functions’
A Co Tyrone hotel outside which three teenagers died in a crush will limit itself to weddings and private functions, a council committee has heard.Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie died near the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, on St Patrick’s Day last month.The tragedy happened as a disco took place inside the venue.More than 600 people had gathered outside the hotel before the crush, police said.Mid-Ulster Council’s Environment Committee met in a private session this evening to consider the entertainment licence of the venue.In a statement issued after the meeting, it emerged the hotel has proposed to restrict its entertainment activity to weddings and private functions only.“Given the tragic events which occurred at the Greenvale Hotel, the Environment Committee, as the licensing authority, met this evening to undertake a review of the premises’ entertainment licence,” the committee said.“The committee … [Read more...] about Cookstown hotel limits activities after St Patrick’s Day crush tragedy
You might not have touched your England shirt since our crushing performance in the World Cup last summer. But dust it off and get ready to wear it with pride again, as St George’s Day is just around the corner. St George’s Day is commonly known as a cultural day where we celebrate all things English. There’s a lot more to the history of the day and how Saint George is linked to our nation, though. We put together a quick guide for you to brush up on your history of the day and find out how you can celebrate St George’s Day here in Manchester. What is St George’s Day? Saint George is thought to have been born in Palestine in the 3rd Century AD to Christian parents. He is most commonly known as the patron saint of England - although we share him with a number of other nations, including Catalonia and Aragon. A soldier in the Roman Army, he quickly rose up the ranks, but was tortured because he refused to give up his Christian faith. He was executed in 303 … [Read more...] about St George’s Day 2019
When was the first statement? On the evening of March 16, the FAI released a statement in advance of the 'Sunday Times' story, with the opening line: "The FAI chief executive John Delaney has stated that he provided the FAI with a €100,000 bridging loan in April 2017." It added that the short-term loan was required to aid a cashflow problem. Quotes from Delaney were included in this release: "This is the only occasion on which I provided the association with a short-term loan," he said. What happened next? The following day, a further FAI statement said it had commissioned an external review on governance earlier in March. It included further quotes from Delaney with regard to the April 2017 transaction. "As CEO, I hold regular meetings with our director of finance regarding the state of our finances and all items arising are conveyed to our board at our monthly meetings," he said. "This was the case in 2017 when I acted in good faith for the benefit of the FAI and will continue … [Read more...] about Q&A: What’s happened since revelation about FAI emerged on St Patrick’s Day?