Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is amongst nearly 100 people from Northern Ireland who feature on the Queen’s Novel Year Honours list.
He turns into an OBE for companies to song and charity.
This year his band’s 2006 ballad Chasing Automobiles became named themost-played song of the 21st Century on UK radio.
Also recognised for companies to song and charity are the Catholic priests who operate because the classical crew The Monks – they every change into an MBE.
Father David Delargy and brothers Fr Martin O’Hagan and Fr Eugene O’Hagan are priests from the Diocese of Down and Connor.
They’ve been singing collectively for the reason that 1970s and released their debut album as The Monks in April 2008 after signing a document take care of a major trace.
They’ve since equipped several million data worldwide and have performed for the Royal Family, Pope Francis and the Irish president.
“Song can lower across all varieties of divides and difficulties and people might likely likely also be united thru song and harmony,” Fr Eugene O’Hagan told BBC Data NI.
“We have skilled that within the final 11 years.”
The announcement of Lightbody’s recognition comes trusty just a few days after the death of his father Jack.
In a put up on Instagram on Friday, the singer, from Bangor in County Down, acknowledged his father had “taught me and gave me rather a lot”.
Sports actions stars furthermore feature within the Queen’s Honours, with the ragged Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes turning into an MBE for companies to soccer.
The 40-year-earlier, from Cookstown in County Tyrone,retired this yearafter successful 112 world caps.
TheParalympic famous particular person Michael McKillopturns into an MBE for companies to incapacity awareness and athletics in Northern Ireland.
The runner from Newtownabbey, County Antrim, became diagnosed with a gradual construct of cerebral palsy when he became earlier two.
He has four Paralympic gold medals, four World Championship gold medals and two European Championship golds.
Talking to BBC Data NI, he acknowledged he became proud to be honoured.
“I jog for the island of Ireland – I’m apolitical,” he acknowledged.
“It would not matter who you is likely, what you is likely – if you purple meat up me I list you at any time once I lunge on the enviornment stage and I’ve repeatedly stood by that.”
The honours system
Most steadily awarded ranks:
- Companion of Honour – Restricted to 65 people. Recipients wear the initials CH after their name
- Knight or Dame
- CBE – Commander of the Present of the British Empire
- OBE – Officer of the Present of the British Empire
- MBE – Member of the Present of the British Empire
- BEM – British Empire Medal
Wilma Erskine, the outgoing secretary manager of Royal Portrush Golf Club, furthermore makes the list, turning into an OBE for companies to tourism and golf.
It isn’t very the critical time she has made the Queen’s Honours list – she became awarded the British Empire Medal in 2015.
Ms Erskine retired as secretary manager after The Inaugurate Championshipreturned to the direction in July – she had been in her feature on the membership for 35 years.
Alastair Hamilton, the ragged chief executive of Invest Northern Ireland, turns accurate into a CBE.
He got his honour for companies to economic pattern in Northern Ireland.
Hestepped down from his put upon the enterprise pattern company this year after a decade within the feature.
Roseann Kelly, the chief executive of Girls folks In Industry, turns into an MBE, furthermore for companies to economic pattern.
She has led the enterprise purple meat up community over the last 10 years because the organisation has grown from 80 members to greater than 2,500.
Here is the total list of Northern Ireland recipients:
Present of the Tub
Noel Henry Lavery
Commanders of the Present of the British Empire (CBE)
Alastair David Hamilton
Present of the British Empire (OBE)
Andrew George Browne
Wilma Isobel Erskine-Heggarty B.E.M.
Patrick Francis Grey
Olive Paula Hill
Maria Louise McHugh
Anthony Baxter Stevens
Mercer Lindsay Todd
Participants of the Present of the British Empire (MBE)
Robert David Boyd
Emily Florence Brunt
Raymond Michael Burrows
Maureen Winifred Campbell
Paula Marie Dawson
Andrew Robert Freeburn
Tracey Helen Pringle Hamilton
Aaron William Hughes
Karen Jayne Hutchinson
Antonia (Toni) Johnson
Francis Ronald Lyons
William Michael Mawhinney
Kay Louise Maddieson
Stephen Patrick McBrearty
Michael Gerard McKillop
Eileen Rose Mullan
Ciara Angela Nicholl
Eugene Damien O’Hagan
William John Snoddy
Medallist of the Present of the British Empire (BEM)
William John Armstrong
Martha Rosalind Elizabeth Bloomfield
Leslie Alan Carswell
Gary Robert Chambers
Mary Adams Corkum
Margaret Roslyn Davidson
William Joseph Eames
James William Murray Fairbairn
Frederick Ivor Ferguson
Michael John Armand Gaillard
Thomas Harold Gardiner
John Alexander Gibson
Geoffrey Alan Hegarty
Oliver Garfield Laffin
George Martin Mace
Bernard Thomas McCullagh
John Alexander McIlrath
John Brian McMaster
John Joseph Laurence McNally
Robert John Bernard Law 1st viscount montgomery of alamein
Alison Sally Glenn Mullan
Patrick Kevin Mullan
Susannah Virginia O’Neill
Barry John Phillips
Heather Angela Platt
James Neville Pogue
Myrtle Winifred Pogue
Gerard Liam Energy
John (Jack) Alexander Reid
Andrew Conrad Rowan
Alison Doreen Smith
Lynda Joan Storey
Norman Alexander Taylor TD
Thomas Kenneth Taylor
James Kenneth Twyble
Denyse Kathleen Walker
Queen’s Police Medal (QPM)
Julie Break of day Forsythe
David James McIlwaine
Queen’s Fire Service Medal (QFSM)