COUNCILLORS have observed a minute’s silence at a meeting in Ballymena following recent deaths in the borough.
Deputy Mayor Councillor Beth Adger, who was chairing the main monthly meeting of Mid & East Antrim Council, mentioned Glen Quinn, Stephen Clements and Elizabeth Coulter.
Cllr Adger said: “As Deputy Mayor I was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the recent murder of Glen Quinn in the Woodburn area of Carrickfergus. Such a brutal attack is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
“On behalf of Council, I would extend our thoughts and prayers to Mr Quinn’s family and friends at this very difficult time.
“I also wish to pay tribute to the BBC Radio Ulster presenter Stephen Clements following the tragic death of this local man.
“He was a shining light in the media industry in Northern Ireland and a great ambassador for the borough of Mid & East Antrim, having been born and bred in Carrickfergus.
“He has left a very positive impression and will be sadly missed by his many colleagues, friends and listeners from all walks of life as a regular voice on the radio.
“Council’s thoughts and prayers are with Stephen’s family, friends and colleagues at this time.”
She also made reference to the passing of the wife of a mayor of the former Ballymena Borough Council, the late Robert Coulter.
Cllr Adger said: “I was also very saddened by the passing of the late Rev Coulter’s wife Elizabeth and our thoughts and prayers are with the Coulter family.”