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Funeral of Maeve Binchy to be streamed on internet this morning

Fans of the much-loved writer from Dalkey will be able to watch a livestream of service on RTÉ.ie

Maeve Binchy and her husband Gordon Snell in their Dalkey home in 2007
Maeve Binchy and her husband Gordon Snell in their Dalkey home in 2007
Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

THE FUNERAL OF beloved author Maeve Binchy takes places in Dalkey, Co Dublin this morning.

Fans of the novelist and columnist will be able to pay their own respects to her, wherever they are, as RTÉ.ie has been permitted to carry a livestream of the service on their website. The broadcast will begin at 11.30am here.

Maeve’s remains will be removed to the Church of the Assumption in Dalkey just before the 11.30am service. A private cremation will follow the service and the family have asked that there be no flowers. People who wish to mark Maeve’s passing should instead donate to Arthritis Ireland or to the Irish Heart Foundation.

Her husband Gordon Snell and her sister Joan and brother William will lead the mourners.

When news of Maeve Binchy’s death emerged late on Monday night last, the world of literature and beyond moved quickly to pay tribute to the woman who sold over 40 million books worldwide and whose work was translated into 37 different languages. Readers here on TheJournal.ie are still contributing their recommendations and memories on their favourite Binchy books.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that the nation was mourning the loss of “a national treasure”.

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