Garret FitzGerald’s body will remain in repose at the Mansion House, Dawson Street until 7pm tonight.
Both RTÉ and TV3 will carry live coverage of Dr FitzGerald’s State funeral. From 2pm tomorrow, RTÉ 1 television’s Bryan Dobson will host a live broadcast of the funeral Mass, which will take place at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, Dublin. TV3 will broadcast a programme hosted by Vincent Browne.
At about 3.45pm, the funeral cortege will proceed to Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill, Co Dublin, where Dr FitzGerald will be laid to rest alongside his late wife Joan. RTÉ Radio 1 will also carry a series of programmes dedicated to the memory of Dr FitzGerald. Beginning at 8.30am tomorrow, John Bowman will look back at the life of the former taoiseach. RTÉ Radio 1 will also broadcast live coverage of the funeral service from 2.15pm.