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Family request privacy at funeral of Tom O'Gorman

The funeral mass for 39-year-old Tom O’Gorman will take place in Castleknock today.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

THE FAMILY OF murder victim Tom O’Gorman has requested privacy for his funeral and burial in Dublin today.

A large number of people are expected to attend his funeral mass in Castleknock today.

The body of the 39-year-old was discovered at his Castleknock home in the early hours of the morning on Sunday 12 January.

His body was removed to the Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Castleknock last night and the funeral mass will take place later this morning. He will be buried in Castleknock graveyard.

In a statement, his family asked for no cameras or recordings inside the church or graveyard and asked journalists to keep a respectful distance from the mourners.

The funeral notice said Tom O’Gorman’s death was deeply regretted by his sister Catherine and brother Paul, his family, and a wide circle of friends.

Saverio Bellante, a 34-year-old who was a lodger in O’Gorman’s home on Beechpark Avenue, has been charged with his murder and is being detained at the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum. His case will return to the Cloverhill District Court on 31 January.

O’Gorman had worked at Catholic lobby group the Iona Institute for the past seven years.

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