The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has paid tribute following the death of Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick.
The Alliance member passed away in hospital on Saturday (May 5th).
The Mayor Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “On behalf of the entire Council I extend my deepest sympathies to Councillor Fitzpatrick’s wife and family members at this very sad time. Throughout his life Barney served the people of the area with unwavering diligence and as an elected member his enthusiasm was clear to see. His presence will be greatly missed in the Council chamber where his integrity and commitment to enhancing and promoting the Borough were always to the fore.”
Councillor Fitzpatrick was first elected in 2006 when he won a seat on the former Coleraine Borough Council. He represented the Causeway area on Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council since 2015.