Case of playpark name challenge adjourned

February 15, 2016

The case of a pensioner who is taking legal action against the Equality Commission and Newry, Mourne and Down District Council over the naming of a Newry playpark has been adjourned in the High Court.

Mrs Bea Worton (88), whose son Kenneth was killed in the Kingsmill Massacre in January 1976, is seeking a judicial review of the decision to have the park named after Camlough hunger striker, Raymond McCreesh.

Her legal team were due to commence proceedings against the Commission and the Council on Tuesday but the case has been put on hold due to other commitments of some of the lawyers involved.

Seeking an adjournment, barrister Paul McLaughlin told Mr Justice Maguire both the Council and the Equality Commission intend opposing the challenge.

Agreeing to the adjournment, the judge urged both parties to fix a new date within the next two to three weeks.