Fr Ger Fitzgerald blesses the coffin of Josef Pavelka, who was buried at Drumcliff cemetery yesterday following Mass at Ennis Cathedral. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The 10am funeral Mass of Josef Pavelka (58), a Czech national who had been intermittently sleeping in public toilets in Ennis, Co Clare, and wh(...)

Peter Baram, in Ennis, Co Clare, following the death of his friend Josef Pavalka. “He is my best friend and he is gone,” he said. “We were together every day from 7am until 10 at night. We never argued. I miss him very much.” Photograph: Eamon Ward

The death of a homeless man in Ennis, Co Clare, at the weekend could have been avoided “if there was more a hands-on response to his situation”(...)