Joe named ‘Dad of the Year’

Joe Murphy picks up his award.
Joe Murphy picks up his award.

Joe Murphy from Glengormley was named ‘Dad of the Year’ at the recent NI 4 Kids Family Awards.

Joe helped raise thousands of pounds for specialist search and rescue equipment to be located at Belfast harbour were his 20-year-old son, Joby, tragically died in January 2012 after falling into the River Lagan.

The Elmfield man received his award at a ceremony in Belfast City Hall.