01/11/2019

Other News In Brief

Woman's Body Found On Co Down Beach

The body of a woman has been discovered on a beach in Co Down.

Police are understood to be investigating after the discovery in Kilkeel on Friday morning, 01 November.

A post mortem examination is due to be carried out to determine the cause of death.

No further details have been released.

Tributes Paid As Solicitor Pat Fahy Dies

Tributes have been paid to Co Tyrone solicitor Patrick Fahy who lost his life at the age of 75 after a short illness.

Mr Fahy was a Sinn Fein activist and respected lawyer in the Omagh area.

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O'Neill paid him tribute and said he will be sorely missed.

"Pat was a long established and respected lawyer in both Tyrone and Fermanagh conducting an extensive legal practice for the past 50 years. He was actively involved in leading the Civil Rights campaign from 1967.

"He provided legal representation to many nationalists and republicans throughout the conflict and campaigned for truth and justice in many legacy cases since.

"Pat graduated from Queens University in 1967 and founded his own practice in 1970." He was principal of Fahy & co solicitors in Omagh and Enniskillen.
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Mrs O'Neill continued: "He was passionate and committed to his community and was involved in various community enterprises in his local area Drumquin, Co Tyrone.

"As a fluent Gaelgeoir Pat was passionate about the promotion of the Irish Language throughout his life.

"His contribution to republican politics and community life will be sorely missed.

"On behalf of the Sinn Féin leadership I wish to offer our sincere sympathy, condolences and solidarity at this time to Pat’s family, and his many friends throughout Tyrone and across Ireland."

Road Works To Take Place In Down Village

A series of road works are set to take place in the County Down village of Kinallan.

This £130,000 scheme on Banbridge Road will include large scale patching works at various locations between the junction with Skeagh Road and the Gall Bog cross roads.

A daily weekday road closure will be implemented between 7.30am and 6pm from Monday 11 November until its scheduled completion on Friday 22 November.

During these times traffic is being diverted via Dromore using the Kinallen Road, Howe Road, Ballynahinch Road, Diamond Road and vice versa.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works.

The Department for Infrastructure has warned drivers to expect some delays and advised them to leave additional time when travelling in the area.



(JG/CM)


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