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State Funeral for Dr Garret FitzGerald this Sunday

The late taoiseach will be given full state honours for a funeral on Sunday, after lying in repose at the Mansion House in Dublin city on Saturday.

The GPO flag flies at half mast to mark the death of former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
The GPO flag flies at half mast to mark the death of former Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE GOVERNMENT HAS this evening confirmed details of the State Funeral of Dr Garret FitzGerald, the former taoiseach who passed away yesterday after a short illness, aged 85.

The late FitzGerald will lie in repose at the Oak Room at the Mansion House on Dublin’s Dawson Street on Saturday from 11am to 7pm, after which he will be brought to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, arriving at 8pm.

Members of the public will be given an opportunity to file past the coffin and to offer their condolences to the family at the church until 10:30pm that evening.

On Sunday, Dr FitzGerald’s funeral mass will begin at 2:30pm, with his remains later being brought to Shanganagh Cemetry, on the Old Bray Road in Shankill, scheduled to arrive at 4:30pm for interment.

The Department of the Taoiseach has advised that seating will be reserved at the Mass on Sunday with limited seating available for the public. The Mass will also be relayed outside the Church.

Details of the locations of books of condolence for the late taoiseach’s family will be announced tomorrow.

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