Lana Martin funeral held


THE FUNERAL of Lana (Corbett) Martin who died last Friday after a short illness, took place yesterday in Cork, writes .

Her son, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin told the packed Christ the King Church of a mother who had a passion for education and sport.

The mass was officiated by Archdeacon Kerry Murphy O’Connor assisted by three other priests and the Bishop of Cork and Ross Dr John Buckley. Chief mourners included Paddy Martin, husband to Lana, and the couple’s children Sean, Padraig, Micheal, Eileen and Mairead.

Among those in attendance were Michael McMahon on behalf of President Mary McAleese, Comdt Michael Treacy representing Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister for Health Mary Harney.