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Hundreds gather at the removal of Brian Lenihan

President Mary McAleese was among those who joined the former Minister’s family for the removal in Dublin this evening.
Jun 13th 2011, 7:02 PM 999 14

HUNDREDS OF MOURNERS, among them President Mary McAleese have gathered at a church in Porterstown to attend the removal of former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.

Lenihan, who died on Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, will laid to rest tomorrow during a private burial following a funeral mass at 11am. RTE reports that a large crowd gathered at the funeral home in Blanchardstown earlier this evening, before the church service.

A book of condolence was opened at government buildings earlier for members of the public to pay their respects, while a book in Athlone was signed by many who had made the trip from Roscommon where Lenihan’s father had hailed from. The Irish Independent reports that people queued throughout the day at his constituency office in Castleknock on Saturday in order to sign a book there.

Read: Lagarde certain that history will be kind to “absolutely heroic” Brian Lenihan>

Obituary: Brian Lenihan TD, 1959 – 2011>

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