Northern Ireland’s man in the USA receives OBE at the palace

Norman Houston with his aunt�Helen Crawford outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his OBE.
Norman Houston with his aunt�Helen Crawford outside Buckingham Palace after receiving his OBE.

Northern Ireland’s Diplomatic Counsellor to the United States has been presented with his OBE at Buckingham Palace.

Norman Houston, who grew up in Larne, was named in the Birthday Honours in June 2018.

The Craigy Hill native, director of the Northern Ireland Executive Bureau in Washington DC, received the accolade for his efforts to promote the province overseas.

The Bureau represents the Northern Ireland Executive in North America.

Norman recently received his OBE from the Prince of Wales.