THE REMOVAL OF the late Minister of State Shane McEntee is taking place in Nobber, Co Meath, this evening.
The Meath East TD died suddenly on Friday and is believed to have taken his own life. He was 56 years old.
News of his death was met with shock by colleagues, family and friends, with President Michael D Higgins saying he was “very saddened” to learn of the news. McEntee is survived by his wife Kathleen and children Vincent, Aoife, Helen and Sally.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was “devastated” at McEntee’s death, describing him as a “loyal friend”. The removal of his body to St John the Baptist Church in Nobber began at 7pm this evening.
The funeral Mass will begin at 11am tomorrow, Christmas Eve. He will be laid to rest in Nobber cemetery.