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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 0°C

# Burial

This year
Muslim funeral prayer for Sinead O’Connor hears that she 'moved a generation of young people'
Al-Qadri told the funeral service that Sinead ‘could reduce listeners to tears by her otherworldly resonance’.
Funeral takes place for man found liable for Omagh bombing
Mourners gathered in Co Armagh for the funeral of Colm Murphy, who was found liable in a civil trial for the 1998 atrocity.
All time
Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners
Ten miners were kidnapped and killed last week.
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe buried at his rural home village
Mugabe died in a Singapore hospital on 6 September, aged 95.
Traditional beliefs and rituals are fueling tensions over Mugabe's funeral
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe died on 6 September, aged 95.
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”.
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.
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.
Former US president George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas
George HW Bush died last Friday at the age 94.
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.
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.
Senator John McCain ends 81-year journey with burial at Naval Academy
McCain died on 25 August from brain cancer.
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.
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.
HSE spent almost €300k burying people who were homeless or had no known family
The money was spent over the last three years.
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.
Priest killer buried in France in a discreet funeral
France has wrestled with the conundrum of where to bury the terrorists.
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.”
In modern Ireland, the pauper's funeral is not a thing of the past
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.
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.
'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.
'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.”
Organising a funeral: The unexpected challenges when a loved ones dies
It can seem like an overwhelming task – here it is step by step.
Karen Buckley to be buried on Tuesday
The Cork woman’s body is to be returned to Ireland this weekend.
Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time
It’s usually reserved for Teutonic clerics.
Profile: These are the four Jewish men killed in the Paris kosher supermarket attack
They were all buried today.
'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.
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.
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.
How a Galway community saved one of their own from an unmarked burial
It all started with an obituary placed in the Galway Advertiser.
Lots of people are expected at Jackie Healy-Rae's funeral today
He will be laid to rest in Kilgarvan this afternoon.
This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs
He was an Irish terrier…
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.
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.
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.
Private funeral of Ian Paisley to take place later today
A public memorial is expected to be scheduled later this year.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.