I'd like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very happy St Patrick's Day, particularly to the many Irish and people with Irish connections across Manchester.
It's great to see so many events going on across the area during the 15th Irish Festival. Wherever you are going to celebrate the big day, I hope you enjoy the craic!
I willl be toasting the significant contribution that the Irish have, and continue to play in Manchester life - Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig
For more information on the festival log onto manchesteririshfestival.co.uk