Michael Stewart is appointed as Belfast new ‘night czar’

Belfast is getting its first ‘night czar’ in an effort to boost the night-time economy in the city centre.

Hospitality operator Michael Stewart has been appointed by three organisations set up to help develop the central city’s economy, Belfast One, Linen Quarter BID and Destination CQ.

Like many cities, central Belfast suffered a downtown during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The businessman will be working with bars, clubs, transport operators, restaurants, police and volunteers.