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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Funerals

This year
Father and son who died in moped accident in Turkey last week laid to rest in Portlaoise today
“His best friend was his Daddy because he was and always will be the most amazing father to Dylan and Cian.”
Last year
People of Creeslough showing great example of solidarity, Higgins says, as funerals take place
The funeral services for James O’Flaherty, Catherine O’Donnell and James Monaghan are taking place today.
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Separate funeral masses will be held for Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) at St Michael’s Church.
Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
Irma Garcia was killed in the shooting and her husband Joe died two days later from a heart attack.
All time
No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October
As part of the government’s reopening plan, all restrictions on religious or civil ceremonies will be lifted on 22 October.
50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
In-person religious services will return from this date.
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.
Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings
From 26 April, the maximum attendance at a funeral will increase to 25 people.
Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?
Under current Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, attendance at funerals is limited to 10 people.
Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
Arrivals to Ireland from restricted countries list will have to stay in their room.
'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.
Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
Up to 10 mourners can attend a funeral.
'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.
U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals
Cabinet has agreed to a change in the Level 5 guidance.
Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday
From Monday, a maximum of 25 people can attend weddings and funerals in Dublin.
No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
Advice on weddings will be considered by health officials later.
Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June
The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.
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.
Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.
Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.
'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest
Tributes have been pouring in for the three “wonderful” young people who tragically lost their lives on Sunday.
'Life is precious, life is brittle, life is very fragile. We saw that on Sunday night. Everybody hurts.'
Priest asks mourners at the funeral of the fourth victim of the Donegal crash to treat the car as a lethal weapon and to decide to drive with care.
'It is heartbreaking': Funeral arrangements announced for four young men who died in Donegal crash
The President of the GAA has paid tribute to the men.
5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral
What exactly makes a good Irish funeral?
Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland
Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.
'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind
We speak to one of the siblings behind the death notice website.
Ireland's newest crematorium is now open
It brings to number of crematoria in Ireland to six.
'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant
Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.
Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death
The authors of Grave Matters talk about death through the ages.
People dying is a lucrative business
Massey Bros. is investing half a million euro on new premises and services across Dublin.
'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.
The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated
“The terrible thing about dying over there is that you miss your own wake,” Dave Allen once said. But is the tradition still as popular?
'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.”
Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask
An expert tells us what we can do to support bereaved people, how to talk to children about loss, and if there’s a good alternative to mass cards.
'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'
The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.
Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard
Ireland’s dirty secret is that the Carrickmines tragedy could happen in any parish in the country, writes Donal O’Keeffe.
'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
Wendy has terminal cancer.
Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated
Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.
This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look
The state-of-the-art structure will be built at Dardistown Cemetery.
'Life is short. I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible'
Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, has written an inspirational message on Facebook.