SHOCK OVER SUDDEN DEATH
was in shock this week after local DUP Councillor Stephen Moore
was found dead on Wednesday morning.
It is understood Mr Moore (34) had been
suffering from ill health for some time. Nevertheless his death
has come as a great shock to friends and colleagues on Lisburn
The Mayor, Councillor Trevor Lunn, said he was
stunned by the news.
He said although Mr Moore had only been on
the council a short time, he had already made an impact and had
much more still to give.
"On behalf of the whole council I would offer
our sympathy and prayers to Stephen's family at this very
difficult time," he said. Mr Moore's party colleague Edwin Poots
spoke of his sadness.
"The death of Stephen has come as a terrible
shock and he will be greatly missed," he said. "My immediate
thoughts and prayers are with his family and my heartfelt
sympathy and that of the DUP Group on Lisburn City Council are
extended to them.
"Stephen had been a member of the Party for
many years and was extremely proud to represent the people of
Dunmurry on Lisburn Council.
"As the only unionist councillor for this area
Stephen championed their rights and gave them a voice. He will
be a great loss to the area and we in the party will miss him
Lagan Valley MP Jeffrey Donaldson commented:
"We are all devastated by this news of Stephen's untimely death
but our sorrow must pale into insignificance when compared to
that of the immediate family.
"Stephen was a very good public
representative and he enjoyed serving the people of Dunmurry on
Lisburn Council and he will be sadly missed."
Councillor Jonathan Craig said he was
'heartbroken' at the loss of his 'friend and colleague'.
He added: `I am absolutely devastated. He
leaves behind four young daughters, the youngest of whom is two
and the eldest is 12 - the same age as my son. It is