THE FUNERAL MASS of institutional abuse campaigner Christine Buckley was held in Dublin this morning.
Survived by her husband Donal and their adult children Conor, Darragh and Cliona, the 67-year-old passed away on Tuesday from cancer.
President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at today’s funeral at the church of St Therese in Mount Merrion.
The Taoiseach was represented by his aide de camp as he is out of the country. Health Minister James Reilly also attended, as well as Senator Jillian Van Turnhout and former Minister of State for Children and current CEO of Goal, Barry Andrews.
Fellow justice campaigner Marie Collins paid her respects along with tens of other abuse survivors.
Archbiship Diarmuid Martin was also present.
The congregation heard how a tiny voice won freedom and vindication for many other abuse victims, reports RTÉ News.
The justice campaigner and founder of the Aislinn Centre is to be buried at Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill.