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Belfast barrister dies on holiday in Spain

Tributes have been paid to a young barrister who died suddenly while on holiday in Spain at the weekend.

Shona Killen, from Belfast, was a graduate of Queen’s University and specialised in criminal, family and mental health law.

The 27-year-old, also an aspiring actress and singer, was well known for her charitable fundraising efforts supporting causes such as Alzheimer’s.

Donald Trump luxury hotel opens just blocks from the White House

U S Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump opened the latest outpost in his real estate empire on Monday, a luxury hotel in a historic building five blocks from the White House that underwent a two-year, $200 million ( 150m) renovation.

While staff members at the 263-room Trump International Hotel planned little hoopla for what they described as a “soft opening,” about 40 protesters opposed to the New York real estate developer’s presidential run gathered outside.

The opening came eight weeks before the November 8 election 1 .

Brexit concerns could hold up funding for hotel projects in city centre, warns Dalata

An artist’s impression of the new Brunswick Street hotel Irish hotel group Dalata, which has two hotels in Belfast, has said concerns around Brexit are likely to impact on funding for the planned pipeline of new venues in the city.

Dalata, which is building a new hotel at Brunswick Street in the city centre, already owns the Maldron at Belfast International Airport and the Clayton Hotel on Ormeau Avenue.

Share Go To The company yesterday announced revenue had soared by 33% in the first half of the year to ‘ 130.1m ( 109m)