'I'm honoured by IFTA award' - Liam Neeson
Hollywood star Liam Neeson is to be honoured at this year's Irish Film and TV Awards.
The Ballymena-born star will receive an award for outstanding contribution to cinema.
Oscar-nominated Neeson said he was "honoured and humbled" with the accolade.
"I am following in the footsteps of an illustrious group of Irish filmmakers before me such as John Boorman, Neil Jordan, Maureen O'Hara and Jim Sheridan," he said.
"I look forward to coming to Dublin to celebrate with our home industry and with my colleagues and friends."
Neesen has made 84 movies and has just completed work on Martin Scorsese's new movie, Silence.
The Iftas take place in the Mansion House on April 9.