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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Cremation

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# Coronavirus
Burials and cremations will continue with 'utmost dignity', say funeral directors
Irish Association of Funeral Directors said that this was the ‘most difficult time’ they had ever experienced.
# Abortion legislation
Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated
A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.
# Austria
Family found wrong corpse in coffin when they went to say goodbye to their grandad
The body had been mixed up with another man and been buried three days earlier in the wrong grave.
# final tribute
In modern Ireland, the pauper's funeral is not a thing of the past
One funeral director said while these funerals are done with dignity and respect, it is sad that there is no one to say a final goodbye.
# a living history
'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.
# glasnevin cemetery
'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'
“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”
# last rites
Organising a funeral: The unexpected challenges when a loved ones dies
It can seem like an overwhelming task – here it is step by step.
# Obesity
Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated
Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.
# Funerals
This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look
The state-of-the-art structure will be built at Dardistown Cemetery.
Belfast crematorium recycles metal without telling families - as does one in Republic
Most crematoriums in the Republic say they inform families of the ‘sensitive recycling’ – but one says it’s up to funeral directors to let them know.
# China
'Dead' baby wakes at funeral parlour before cremation
The critically-ill boy had been issued with death certificate – a doctor has been suspended, a nurse fired and a probe launched.
Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend
The family hopes to set up a foundation in her name to help fund services for missing people and their families.
# ashes to ashes
Stolen human ashes found after being 'mistaken for drugs'
The box of ashes was stolen from a van in Pittsburgh.
# Maeve Binchy
Funeral of Maeve Binchy to take place on Friday
The celebrated Irish author will be cremated on Friday following a funeral mass in Dalkey.
# Funeral
Funerals in Ireland: What are your options?
Online funeral planning, green burials and cremation – there’s more than one way to organise your big send-off.
# Cremation
Cremations must be regulated to avoid criminal misuse, TD says
Tommy Broughan said new laws would help avoid tragedies like the Harold Shipman murders in the UK – where it was alleged cremation helped the killer conceal his crimes.
# Ballycotton
Ballycotton deaths dad won't be buried with his daughters
Zoe and Ella Butler to be laid to rest today – their father John is due to be cremated after his funeral tomorrow.