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#Funerals

# funerals - Tuesday 31 August, 2021

No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October

Aug 31st 2021, 7:26 PM 30,042 Views 6 Comments

As part of the government’s reopening plan, all restrictions on religious or civil ceremonies will be lifted on 22 October.

# funerals - Thursday 29 April, 2021

50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
# Mass Gatherings
# Mass Gatherings

50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations

Apr 29th 2021, 6:33 PM 49,306 Views 26 Comments

In-person religious services will return from this date.

# funerals - Monday 26 April, 2021

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
# Reopening
# Reopening

Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today

Apr 26th 2021, 6:10 AM 33,445 Views 35 Comments

Zoos and wildlife parks are permitted to reopen from today.

# funerals - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings
# Rites Of Passage
# Rites Of Passage

Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings

Mar 30th 2021, 7:37 PM 22,752 Views 9 Comments

From 26 April, the maximum attendance at a funeral will increase to 25 people.

# funerals - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?

Mar 11th 2021, 8:46 AM 42,580 Views 84 Comments

Under current Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, attendance at funerals is limited to 10 people.

# funerals - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine

Feb 11th 2021, 5:09 PM 44,850 Views 45 Comments

Arrivals to Ireland from restricted countries list will have to stay in their room.

# funerals - Saturday 30 January, 2021

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll

Jan 30th 2021, 12:05 AM 44,362 Views 14 Comments

As Ireland’s Covid-19 death toll surpasses 3,000, we speak to some of the families behind the figures.

# funerals - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December

Dec 22nd 2020, 1:27 PM 45,819 Views 19 Comments

Up to 10 mourners can attend a funeral.

# funerals - Thursday 19 November, 2020

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
# Bereavement
# Bereavement

'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19

Nov 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,506 Views 24 Comments

The death toll from Covid-19 in Ireland surpassed 2,000 people yesterday.

# funerals - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals

Oct 20th 2020, 12:37 PM 33,214 Views 57 Comments

Cabinet has agreed to a change in the Level 5 guidance.

# funerals - Friday 18 September, 2020

Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday
# Level 3
# Level 3

Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday

Sep 18th 2020, 6:11 PM 23,653 Views 18 Comments

From Monday, a maximum of 25 people can attend weddings and funerals in Dublin.

# funerals - Friday 5 June, 2020

No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
# Marriage
# Marriage

No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases

Jun 5th 2020, 4:06 PM 26,795 Views 13 Comments

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
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June

Jun 5th 2020, 3:06 PM 23,070 Views 21 Comments

The provision for funerals and religious services was announced by the Taoiseach today.

# funerals - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Burials and cremations will continue with 'utmost dignity', say funeral directors
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Burials and cremations will continue with 'utmost dignity', say funeral directors

Apr 2nd 2020, 12:30 PM 17,346 Views 10 Comments

Irish Association of Funeral Directors said that this was the ‘most difficult time’ they had ever experienced.

# funerals - Friday 7 June, 2019

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony

Jun 7th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,418 Views 62 Comments

Pope John Paul II said that ‘animals possess a soul’ and are ‘as near to God as men are,’ writes Diarmuid Pepper.

# funerals - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?

May 19th 2019, 8:30 PM 41,057 Views 232 Comments

Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Marriage and Burial are now rites of passage but do we understand their theological foundations, writes Shane Dunphy.

# funerals - Friday 22 March, 2019

'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest
# Cookstown
# Cookstown

'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest

Updated Mar 22nd 2019, 2:46 PM 29,774 Views 0 Comments

Tributes have been pouring in for the three “wonderful” young people who tragically lost their lives on Sunday.

# funerals - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'Life is precious, life is brittle, life is very fragile. We saw that on Sunday night. Everybody hurts.'
# Donegal
# Donegal

'Life is precious, life is brittle, life is very fragile. We saw that on Sunday night. Everybody hurts.'

Jan 31st 2019, 5:52 PM 52,389 Views 11 Comments

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.

# funerals - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'It is heartbreaking': Funeral arrangements announced for four young men who died in Donegal crash
# RIP
# RIP

'It is heartbreaking': Funeral arrangements announced for four young men who died in Donegal crash

Updated Jan 29th 2019, 3:11 PM 36,950 Views 4 Comments

The President of the GAA has paid tribute to the men.

# funerals - Sunday 3 June, 2018

5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral
# Funerals
From The Daily Edge
# Funerals

5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral

Jun 3rd 2018, 7:00 PM 7,499 Views 5 Comments

What exactly makes a good Irish funeral?

# funerals - Monday 16 October, 2017

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland
# Ophelia
# Ophelia

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Oct 16th 2017, 11:49 AM 26,190 Views 7 Comments

Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.

# funerals - Saturday 10 June, 2017

'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie
# End Of Life Matters
# End Of Life Matters

'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie

Jun 10th 2017, 12:05 AM 46,458 Views 50 Comments

We speak to one of the siblings behind the death notice website.

# funerals - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Ireland's newest crematorium is now open
# Dardistown
# Dardistown

Ireland's newest crematorium is now open

Oct 25th 2016, 10:37 AM 35,942 Views 45 Comments

It brings to number of crematoria in Ireland to six.

# funerals - Monday 1 August, 2016

'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant

Aug 1st 2016, 7:00 PM 494 Views 38 Comments

Paddy Kevane talks about how lack of government support can impact families during an emotional period.

# funerals - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death

Jul 31st 2016, 11:15 AM 1,349 Views 14 Comments

The authors of Grave Matters talk about death through the ages.

# funerals - Monday 23 May, 2016

People dying is a lucrative business
# Funerals
# Funerals

People dying is a lucrative business

May 23rd 2016, 2:06 PM 24,951 Views 32 Comments

Massey Bros. is investing half a million euro on new premises and services across Dublin.

# funerals - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
# A Living History
# A Living History

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Dec 24th 2015, 9:30 PM 18,249 Views 24 Comments

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

# funerals - Sunday 15 November, 2015

The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated
# Reposing At Home
# Reposing At Home

The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated

Nov 15th 2015, 10:00 PM 37,426 Views 38 Comments

“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?

# funerals - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'
# Glasnevin Cemetery
# Glasnevin Cemetery

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

Nov 14th 2015, 4:00 PM 68,366 Views 27 Comments

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

# funerals - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask
# Last Rites
# Last Rites

Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask

Nov 12th 2015, 6:00 PM 23,631 Views 6 Comments

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.

# funerals - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'
# RIP
# RIP

'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'

Oct 20th 2015, 5:01 PM 38,439 Views 0 Comments

The first of the Carrickmines funerals took place in Bray today.

# funerals - Monday 19 October, 2015

Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard
# Opinion
# Opinion

Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard

Oct 19th 2015, 5:36 PM 501 Views 96 Comments

Ireland’s dirty secret is that the Carrickmines tragedy could happen in any parish in the country, writes Donal O’Keeffe.

# funerals - Friday 11 September, 2015

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
# Think Ahead
# Think Ahead

'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'

Sep 11th 2015, 7:00 AM 24,106 Views 6 Comments

Wendy has terminal cancer.

# funerals - Monday 17 August, 2015

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated
# Obesity
# Obesity

Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated

Aug 17th 2015, 8:07 PM 18,384 Views 19 Comments

Funeral homes have to order larger coffins.

# funerals - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look
# Funerals
# Funerals

This is how Ireland's new crematorium will look

Jul 14th 2015, 12:34 PM 24,789 Views 25 Comments

The state-of-the-art structure will be built at Dardistown Cemetery.

# funerals - Thursday 25 June, 2015

'Life is short. I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible'
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

'Life is short. I intend to honour those who died by living the happiest and most fulfilling life possible'

Jun 25th 2015, 5:53 AM 38,096 Views 27 Comments

Clodagh Cogley, one of the survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse, has written an inspirational message on Facebook.

# funerals - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'Eoghan was our translator, sense-maker and peacemaker. He was our wiser brother'
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

'Eoghan was our translator, sense-maker and peacemaker. He was our wiser brother'

Jun 23rd 2015, 8:50 PM 58,106 Views 16 Comments

All members of the Culligan family spoke about the heartbreak of losing their son, brother, best friend and boyfriend.

# funerals - Thursday 23 April, 2015

Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones
# Aromatherapy
# Aromatherapy

Woman sets up company to bottle the scent of lost loved ones

Apr 23rd 2015, 11:52 PM 14,484 Views 29 Comments

You might be able to, soon…

China is cracking down on strippers at funerals
# Pall Barers
# Pall Barers

China is cracking down on strippers at funerals

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:34 PM 22,376 Views 19 Comments

China’s official Xinhua news agency said such performances are typically organised in order to draw a larger crowd at last rites.

# funerals - Friday 6 February, 2015

Call for councillors to vote down 'pagan practice' of cremation
# Newtownabbey
# Newtownabbey

Call for councillors to vote down 'pagan practice' of cremation

Feb 6th 2015, 12:40 PM 13,785 Views 108 Comments

A local resident in Newtownabbey has opposed the building of a new facility on the grounds of Christianity and the environment.

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