Tag Archives: Funeral

John  Hume

This evening.

John Hume’s remains will be taken to St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry at 5pm with a funeral mass on Wednesday at 11.30am. Attendance at both will be in line with current Covid-19 restrictions with strictly limited numbers.

The Hume family said:

“We realise this will mean that many will be unable to join us and we will arrange a memorial service and a celebration of his life in due course. Above all, we know that John would have prioritised public health, and the safety and health of our communities.”

John Hume funeral Mass to take place in Derry on Wednesday morning (Irish Times)

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Meanwhile….

Meanwhile….

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu has opened an online book of condolence in memory of the late John Hume.

Dubliners are being invited to sign the book and express their sympathies for this Irishman who wanted us not to be trapped in the past but to have a future of peace.

The book of condolence is available to sign until Monday August 10 [at link below]

The National Flag on top of the Mansion House will be flown at half-mast from today until Wednesday.

Online Book Of Condolence

[Sinn Fein’s Deputy First Minister] [Michelle] O’Neill insists the funeral broke neither the law nor her guidance.

However, at 5.45pm last Thursday – two days after Mr Storey’s funeral, and amid huge controversy over senior Sinn Fein figures’ attendance at that event – the Department of Health made The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Amendment No. 10) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020, the latest in multiple updates to the regulations as lockdown is eased.

That legislation removed regulation 5 (2) g of the original lockdown regulations in which the restriction on who can attend a funeral was contained.

However, while that means that the prohibition on most people attending funerals has now been removed, many people will be unaware of the change – because Stormont did not publicise it.

Good times.

Stormont quietly changed funeral law just 48 hours after Michelle O’Neill breach (Newsletter)

This morning.

Melmount Chapel, Strabane, West Tyrone.

More as we get it.

Update:

Thanks Vanessa

Update:

Tree surgeons?

We may never know.

This afternoon.

Mourners outside St Anne’s Cathedral during  the funeral service of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

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Meanwhile…

This afternoon.

From top: UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (watched by President Higgins, right); UK Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn and Mr Varadkar and DUP Leader Arlene Foster at St Anne’s Cathedral for the funeral service of murdered journalist Lyra McKee.

Earlier

This afternoon.

The funeral of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast is taking place.

Pics: Rollingnews

This afternoon.

Saint Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore, Co Tyrone.

School friends and clubmates of Lauren Bullock, one of three people killed during an apparent crush at the Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, wait for her coffin following a funeral service.

Meanwhile…

Edendork, Dungannon, County Tyrone

Edendork gaelic club team mates link arms around the coffin of Greenvale Hotel victim Conor Currie before it is carried into Saint Malachy’s Church for a funeral service.

Earlier, a third victim Morgan Barnard’s funeral took place St Patrick’s Church in Dungannon.

Funeral of third student gets under way in Tyrone (RTÉ)

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This afternoon

The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Killiney, County Dublin

Former ministers and TDs gather after the funeral mass for Monica Barnes, who served as a Labour Party senator and Fine Gael TD during her political career.

From top: Olivia Mitchell, Nora Owen, unidentified mourner; Mary Banotti; Barry Desmond; Avril Doyle and Alan Dukes; from left Eamon Gilmore, Sabina Higgins, President Higgins.

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