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Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan at a service for policemen killed by the IRA during the War of Independence. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has become the first government minister to attend a commemoration service for policemen killed by the IRA in th(...)

Fr Tony Coote’s coffin is carried out of the Church of St Thérèse, Mount Merrion, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, at his funeral Mass. Photograph: Tom Honan

David Coote wanted people to know that his brother Fr Tony Coote died peacefully, 18 months after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. “He was(...)

Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar listens as a tour guide explains the artwork in the all-male St Mary’s Monastery in Axum, Ethiopia. Photograph: Harry McGee

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has defended his visit to an Ethiopian monastery which does not allow access to women by saying it was appropriate to respect t(...)

The funeral service for Seymour Crawford  took place in Newbliss Presbyterian Church, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Former Fine Gael politician Seymour Crawford was a peacemaker, who had made a significant contribution to the peace process, mourners at his funeral i(...)

The remains of Emma Mhic Mhathúna at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As Emma Mhic Mhathúna’s plain wooden coffin was carried into St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin for her funeral Mass on Wednesday, Barry Kerr’s uileann(...)

Celebrant Fr Colm Gallagher recalled how if Joey Murrin had something critical to say of a politician in public, he had always made contact with same politician beforehand to alert them. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fishing industry leader Joey Murrin was a “born communicator” with “extraordinary charisma” who was “utterly fearless” in both life and facing death, (...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

The remains of Frank Murray are carried from the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock, after his funeral Mass. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

In a career spanning six decades public servant Frank Murray worked for seven taoisigh and three presidents of Ireland, his funeral Mass was told on F(...)

Late Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan’s mother, Eileen and daughters, Molly and Dakota follow behind as her coffin  is carried at her  funeral  at the Church of St Ailbe, Ballybricken, Limerick. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin.

In the week since her death, the people of Limerick got plenty of time to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Dolores O’Riordan, their interna(...)

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