Tributes to Rathlin’s oldest resident

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North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey has expressed his sympathies following the death of Rathlin resident Loughie McQuilkin.

Mr McQuilkin was the island’s oldest resident and passed away on Monday morning.

Mr Storey said: “Loughie was obviously known to everyone on Rathlin and was a character also familiar to many visitors.

“It was always a pleasure to have a chat with him when visiting the Island. His passing will be very keenly felt by all the island’s residents and I would pass my sympathies in particular to his family at this time of such sorrow.”