Liam Neeson offered freedom of Ballymena


Ballymena Borough Council has unanimously agreed to offer Liam Neeson the Freedom of the Borough.

At a council meeting on Monday evening, Mayor of Ballymena PJ McAvoy proposed that the actor should be given the award.

The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for his starring roles in the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace, Schindler's List and Michael Collins.

It is expected that a ceremony could take place next year.

Julie McCullough reports for BBC Newsline.

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