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# burial - Saturday 28 September, 2019

Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe buried at his rural home village

Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on 6 September, aged 95.

# burial - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Traditional beliefs and rituals are fueling tensions over Mugabe's funeral

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe died on 6 September, aged 95.

# burial - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Bessborough nun claims she doesn't remember any child deaths - there were 31 during her time there

The commission said the affidavit from the congregation that ran the mother and baby home was “speculative, inaccurate and misleading”.

# burial - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Funeral takes place for Ruth Maguire who went missing during hen party last weekend

Ruth Maguire (30), from Newcastle, Co Down, had last been seen close to midnight last Saturday night.

# burial - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Families of Christchurch victims face long wait for the return of their loved ones' bodies

Under Islamic custom, burials are to take place as soon as possible after death, which hasn’t been the case in this situation.

# burial - Friday 7 December, 2018

Former US president George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

George HW Bush died last Friday at the age 94.

# burial - Sunday 4 November, 2018

State has covered the cost of 5,000 funerals and burials over two years

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# burial - Friday 2 November, 2018

Nine TDs want law to ensure aborted foetuses are buried or cremated

A number of TDs have put down amendments ahead of the three-day discussion of the proposed abortion legislation next week.

# burial - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Senator John McCain ends 81-year journey with burial at Naval Academy

McCain died on 25 August from brain cancer.

# burial - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

County breakdown: Government paid out over €4 million to help cover costs of funerals

Exceptional needs payments can be made under the supplementary welfare allowance scheme.

# burial - Monday 16 October, 2017

Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland

Services in Dublin have gone ahead as planned, but a number of funerals in Cork were postponed due to the extreme weather.

# burial - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family

The money was spent over the last three years.

# burial - Friday 30 December, 2016

Truckers across Poland sound their horns as owner of lorry used in Berlin attack laid to rest

The 37-year-old’s funeral in the northwestern village of Banie was attended by Polish President.

# burial - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Priest killer buried in France in a discreet funeral

France has wrestled with the conundrum of where to bury the terrorists.

# burial - Saturday 21 May, 2016

One of the Bataclan gunmen buried six months after suicide attack

After his death, his mother was told: “Your son has died a martyr with his brothers on 13 November.”

# burial - Sunday 10 April, 2016

In modern Ireland, the pauper's funeral is not a thing of the past Exclusive

One funeral director said while these funerals are done with dignity and respect, it is sad that there is no one to say a final goodbye.

# burial - Sunday 27 December, 2015

One of the Bataclan killers has been quietly buried in Paris

Samy Amimour was one of three terrorists who killed 90 people at the music venue on 13 November before taking his own life during the Paris terror attacks.

# burial - Thursday 24 December, 2015

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery A Living History This post contains images

'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery

Historian Conor Dodd talks to us about the enduring appeal of the place where 1.5 million people have been laid to rest.

# burial - Saturday 14 November, 2015

'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'

“Down through the years I’ve seen some really tragic cases … It can be hard.”

# burial - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Organising a funeral: The unexpected challenges when a loved ones dies

It can seem like an overwhelming task – here it is step by step.

# burial - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Karen Buckley to be buried on Tuesday

The Cork woman’s body is to be returned to Ireland this weekend.

# burial - Friday 27 February, 2015

Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time

It’s usually reserved for Teutonic clerics.

# burial - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

# burial - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

'Lack of humanity' after Roma baby refused burial in France

The two-month-old baby died the day after Christmas from sudden infant death syndrome and the local town refused the family a burial plot because they don’t pay taxes.

# burial - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# burial - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Cobh couple Valerie and Michael Greaney to have separate funerals

The funeral of Valerie Greaney will take place on Friday. Michael Greaney’s funeral will be held separately.

# burial - Thursday 25 December, 2014

How a Galway community saved one of their own from an unmarked burial

It all started with an obituary placed in the Galway Advertiser.

# burial - Monday 8 December, 2014

Lots of people are expected at Jackie Healy-Rae's funeral today RIP

Lots of people are expected at Jackie Healy-Rae's funeral today

He will be laid to rest in Kilgarvan this afternoon.

# burial - Sunday 30 November, 2014

This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs

This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs

He was an Irish terrier…

# burial - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Glasnevin Trust is helping with the burial of Ebola victims in Sierre Leone

Proper burials of the dead is preserving the dignity of the deceased.

# burial - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Galway community saves "Our Sean" from lonely burial in England

Sean was born in Ireland and moved to London at the age of 18. He died alone with no family. Now he is to be buried in Galway.

# burial - Saturday 20 September, 2014

No lonely funeral for Sean - plans underway to bury him next to his mum

Sean Parker died in England and a call was put out for people to attend his funeral. But the people of Glisnk went one better.

# burial - Monday 15 September, 2014

Private funeral of Ian Paisley to take place later today RIP

Private funeral of Ian Paisley to take place later today

A public memorial is expected to be scheduled later this year.

# burial - Friday 24 January, 2014

Family request privacy at funeral of Tom O'Gorman

The funeral mass for 39-year-old Tom O’Gorman will take place in Castleknock today.

# burial - Monday 13 January, 2014

Israel holds state funeral for Ariel Sharon

Later today, Sharon’s body will be taken from the Knesset to his farm in southern Israel for burial.

# burial - Sunday 15 December, 2013

‘Go well, Madiba’:Nelson Mandela laid to rest in South Africa

Songs and speeches rang across the rural village of Qunu this morning as a nation said its final farewell.

# burial - Friday 18 October, 2013

Column: Funerals are tough – and costs escalate quickly

One of the more perplexing cuts outlined in this year’s budget is the axing of the Bereavement Grant. People feel that they’re not safe from austerity, even in death, writes Geraldine Fitzgerald.

# burial - Saturday 31 August, 2013

‘North’, ‘Norah’… possibly even ‘Leenwerrare’: Can you tell what’s written on this stone?

National Library of Ireland researchers have been trying to identify the inscription, but they’ve hit a wall…

# burial - Thursday 25 July, 2013

70,000 Limerick cemetery burial records go online

The searchable records will give an insight into the social history of Limerick from 1855 – 2008.

# burial - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

'Burials without coffins' could save families money

The Department of the Environment announced rule changes today to facilitate the increase in Muslim burials.

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