Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the publisher of the Belfast Media Group titles.
He has been involved in journalism for over four decades and has penned columns for both that the Andersonstown News and the former daily Irish language newspaper Lá.
He is the author of several books in Irish and English including ‘Ceap Cuddles’ and ‘Belfast’s Dome of Delight’.
He has served in politics for Sinn Féin both in Belfast City Council and in the powersharing Executive at Stormont.
My favourite event of the Irish Echo calendar is the annual 40 under 40 hooley saluting America's fabbest young leaders who have Ireland etched on their soul.
Amid the turbulence of the Covid-19 pandemic, the environmental treasures of West Belfast have been coming into their own.
The bighearted Belfast public has smashed the £10,000 fundraising target set by supporters of the Donegall Pass multi-cultural centre torched by racists on Thursday night past. By 3pm Sunday, almost £56,000 had been donated to the Justgiving appeal.
Trailblazing Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who forged the Sister City agreement with Belfast in 2014, has been tapped by US President-Elect Joe Biden to serve as his Labour Secretary.
An explosive new book on the banned Harry Clarke stained glass window, created for the International Labour Court in Geneva in 1930, has sparked calls for the promotion of a West Belfast masterpiece by the famed artist.
From growing up in war-torn Andersonstown during the seventies to the £750m purchases of London's swankiest hotels is quite the journey but the story of how Paddy McKillen held on those establishments is an even greater adventure.
A leading business figure who led the effort to support frontline health staff during the spring Covid surge is predicting that the total number of deaths from the coronavirus could hit 3,500 by March 2021.
Dan O'Neill was one of the brightest artistic stars West Belfast ever-produced.
It was billed as Ireland's first Zoom Wine Dinner fundraiser.
The late Martin McGuinness once remarked to me that there would be no Programme for Government at Stormont if there wasn't a commitment to a Medical School on the Magee university campus in Derry in that programme.
They come from every corner of the city and represent all conceivable fields of community endeavour.
US President-Elect Joe Biden's pride in his Irish roots is as much a part of his political brand as his Scranton birthplace but now that Irish American heritage is set to become a headache for a British Government which has been a shameless cheerleader for President Trump.
it's one of West Belfast's oldest businesses with roots going back to the old Ardscoil Irish language hub at Divis Street.
In the toughest of times, relationships are sorely tested but despite the Covid storm, the ties which bind Boston and Northwest Ireland remain as strong as ever.
A new Queen's University programme benefiting financially-stretched students is to get a boost from a virtual fundraiser championed by Belfast's tech community under the umbrella of the Belfast Tech Alliance.