Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the announcement that Portstewart will host the Irish Open Golf tournament in 2017.
The East Derry MLA said: “This is a very good news story for Portstewart and the surrounding area. It is a prelude to the Open Golf Championship which comes to Portrush in 2019.
“The north coast is becoming a well-known golf destination and this is very positive for the tourism and hospitality sectors.
“These tournaments and other such events offer the opportunity to showcase the natural heritage and attractions of the north coast and wider region to the visitors who come for the Golf tournaments.
“It is vitally important that we take advantage of this to develop the tourism sector into the future.”