Sunday 26th September 2010, 2pm,
The Waterfront Hall, Belfast

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Northern Ireland host the 7th National Police Memorial Day, 2010

National Police Memorial Day was set up in 2004 by Sergeant Joe Holness to commemorate the memory of colleagues lost in the line of duty. In its seventh year it will be the second visit to Northern Ireland and will take place on Sunday 26th September 2010 at theWaterfront Hall in Belfast at 2pm. Each year the service is held in one of the four countries of the UK.The event is open to everyone to attend.To register your interest please visit or phone 07843 293958.

National Police Memorial Day 2009

Last year the sixth National Police Memorial Day service took place at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, with the Home Secretary Alan Johnson joining a 1,400 strong congregation. Last year eighteen police officers lost their lives whilst on duty.

In a moving address at the service the Reverend Martin Spain, Moderator of the Free Church Council ofWales and a serving officer with Dyfed Powys Police said that police officers join the service because “they want to make a difference and to help people, to make things better”. He emphasised the “need to stand firm and hold on to the values of our fallen colleagues”. During the service candles were lit to represent each country in the United Kingdom as a tribute to their fallen officers.

The day has grown to be an important one with HRH Prince of Wales becoming patron in 2006 and attending the service held in Liverpool in 2008.

In 2008 the founder Joe Holness, a Kent officer now transferred to the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA), was deservedly presented with the Queen’s Police Medal. Both Joe and his wife Sharon work tirelessly all year round raising money and keeping in touch with the families of fallen officers.


Bus services

Long distance buses arrive in Belfast at Great Victoria Street Bus Station or Oxford Street Bus Station.
For more information, contact Ulsterbus (Belfast) +44 (0)28 9033­3000 or Citybus +44 (0)28 9024­6485, or visit

Rail services

Trains arrive in Belfast from Dublin, Bangor, Portrush, Portadown, Derry and Larne Harbour.
For more information, see or call N.I. Railways at +44 (0)28 9089­9411.
There are Enterprise services between Dublin and Belfast several times daily; for more information, contact NIR or Iarnród Éireann, +353 (0)1 836­6222,

Belfast by sea

A Liverpool to Belfast service runs every second day with Norse Irish Ferries. Stena and P&O Ferries operate ferries to Larne from Stranrear and Cairnryan, taking up to 140 minutes and sailing 10 to 15 times daily.

Flying to Belfast

George Best Belfast City Airport is situated just 3 miles from the city centre on the south shores of Belfast Lough.A regular bus service operates from the Belfast City Airport into the city centre bus station at the Europa Hotel.The fare is £1.30 single or £2.20 return.The journey time is approximately 5 minutes.

Belfast International Airport is situated 17 miles north of the city and is served by a regular bus service, which operates every 10 minutes to and from the city centre.The journey time is approximately 25 minutes and is at a cost of £6 single or £9 return.

Over the past year there has been an introduction of many new direct flights from International countries to Belfast.

Airlines operating into Belfast include: Continental Airlines, Flyzoom, bmi, FlyBe, easyJet, bmi baby, Eastern Airways, Jet2, FlyKeen,Airtransat, bnwa and euromanx.

For those delegates flying into Dublin International Airport it takes approximately two hours from Belfast by road or rail, with regular and direct coach transfers running from the airport to Belfast city.

To register for tickets to this year’s National Police Memorial Day please email or leave a name and contact number(s) on the NPMD answer phone 07843 293958 and you will be contacted.

Hotels in the local area

To assist you in planning for National Police Memorial Day we have negotiated some special rates at a range of hotels in the Belfast area.There maybe limited numbers of rooms where the offers apply so book early to avoid disappointment. (* Please mention National Police Memorial Day to receive a generous discount)

Hotel Star Rating No. Bedroom Distance from City Centre
Hilton Belfast *5195City centre
Stormont Hotel *410920 minutes transfer by bus
Malmaison *462City centre
Fitzwilliam *4130City centre
Culloden Hotel57920 minutes transfer by bus
McCausland Hotel461City centre
The Europa Hotel4184City centre
Ten Sq423City centre
Hilton Templepatrick413030 minutes transfer by bus
Dunadry Hotel48330 minutes transfer by bus
Holiday Inn4170City centre
Wellington Park Hotel47510 minutes transfer by bus
Malone Lodge45010 minutes transfer by bus
Ramada Hotel412410 minutes transfer by bus
Radisson SAS4120City centre
Jury’s Belfast Inn3190City centre
Dukes Hotel32110 minutes transfer by bus
Madisons Hotel33510 minutes transfer by bus
Express by Holiday Inn31145 minutes transfer by bus
Travel Lodge395City centre
Park Avenue Hotel35610 minutes transfer by bus
La Mon Country House37820 minutes transfer by bus
Lansdowne Hotel32520 minutes transfer by bus
Days Hotel3241City centre
  • In addition to hotel accommodation, there are in the region of 1,000 campus bedrooms in the city as well as a wealth of Bed and Breakfast accommodation, where hospitality is of the highest standard.
  • Belfast Visitor & Convention Bureau (BVCB) operates a free of charge Accommodation Booking System for conference organisers holding an event in the city.
  • Special Delegate rates can be secured by BVCB when handling the accommodation for the event.