Ian Paisley has accepted an invitation to be guest speaker at the Cobh & Harbour Chamber of Commerce’s 50th anniversary dinner.
Kathleen Gearey, chief executive of Cobh and Harbour Chamber of Commerce, said it had always been hoped to get a high-profile speaker for the chamber’s 50th anniversary.
She said the links between Cobh and Belfast were important, especially when it came to the Titanic. The ill-fated liner was constructed at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, while Cobh was its last port of call before striking an iceberg with the loss of 1,595 lives.
Despite (or because of) attempting to alter its course, once The Titanic had hit its iceberg, it sunk almost immediately-now, I wonder what made them think of choosing Big Ian as their guest speaker?