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# Funeral

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# Funeral
Woman who died in a car crash a day after giving birth laid to rest
“Nicola’s last great joy in life was to become a mother to baby Lily Rose.”
Woman killed in a car crash a day after giving birth to be laid to rest tomorrow
Nicola Kenny was involved in a car crash a day after giving birth to her daughter Lily-Rose.
# Italy
'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake
Italy’s head of state earlier paid tribute to the “extraordinary effort” of more than 4,000 rescue professionals and volunteers who helped with the rescue effort.
# Derry
Pope sends special message of condolence for funeral of Bishop Edward Daly
Daly famously waved a white flag while trying to aid the wounded on Bloody Sunday.
"Jo would ask us not to fight with hate, but draw together": Funeral of Labour MP Jo Cox draws thousands
The MP for Batley and Spen, a prominent anti-Brexit campaigner, was shot dead while leaving a constituency clinic last month.
# Kentucky
In Photos: Thousands line the streets for Muhammad Ali's funeral
The former heavyweight world champion passed away a week ago today.
# Hong Kong
Gucci warned funeral shops not to sell paper replicas of its bags used as tributes to the dead
Burning paper replicas of everything a loved one could ever want in the afterlife is an enduring tradition in Hong Kong.
# final tribute
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.
# Toronto
'He's mayor of heaven now': Mourners pay final respects to controversial politician Rob Ford
He gained worldwide notoriety for smoking crack cocaine while in office.
Photos: Well known politicians and stars among mourners at Nancy Reagan's funeral
Nancy was described as “a woman without whom Ronald Wilson Reagan would never have become president”.
# Funeral
Murdered Vincent Ryan was a devoted new dad who died "suddenly and violently"
He was shot dead last week.
Denis O'Brien Snr's funeral was a veritable who's who of Ireland's rich and powerful
The 85-year-old died on Monday.
# North Inner City
'Nobody deserves to die the way Neddy died' - Hutch family pleads for violence to end
The father-of-five was gunned down in his home on the night of 8 February.
# laid to rest
"A heartbreaking occasion": Kenneth O'Brien remembered as kind, loving and reserved
Around 300 mourners attended the funeral service of Kenneth O’Brien, whose remains were found in Co Kildare last month.
# loving tribute
In full: Kenneth O'Brien's father pays tribute to his "intelligent, handsome and loving" son
“We feel so privileged and honoured to be able to say Kenneth was our son.”
# Ennis
Hundreds turn out for funeral of Polish man who died alone on Christmas Day
Musicians also attended, while a garda escort accompanied him to the graveyard.
'A funeral should sum up a person's life. There are tears, but laughter too'
Father Seamus Ahearne writes about the challenges, pressures – and the lessons he has learned from presiding over many funerals.
# California
Hero's funeral for California shooting victim who shielded co-worker
The family of Shannon Johnson were handed a US flag at his funeral service today.
# tributes
Watch: Powerful final haka as Jonah Lomu is laid to rest
The New Zealand rugby legend died of a heart attack earlier this month.
# Ka Mate
Shelford and Umaga lead emotional All Black Haka at Jonah Lomu's funeral
The ceremony was broadcast live on New Zealand television.
# Homecoming
In pictures: A traditional Pacific farewell for All Blacks icon Jonah Lomu
The All Blacks icon was honoured in Auckland.
# last rites
Organising a funeral: The unexpected challenges when a loved ones dies
It can seem like an overwhelming task – here it is step by step.
# irish wake
12 things that happen at every Irish funeral
“Sorry for your troubles.”
# Carrickmines
Carrickmines survivors are now living in this car park
It’s located at Ballyogan Road in South Dublin.
# connors family
'The time of grieving, a tsunami of grief, is only just begun'
The remains of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and three of their children are now being taken to Wexford.
# connors family
Priest criticises lack of empathy from settled community over Carrickmines deaths
Fr Dermot Lane was speaking at the removal service for Thomas and Sylvia Connors and three of their children.
# carrickmines tragedy
Four-year-old released from hospital, as family's removal service takes place
A removal service for the Connors family will be held in Balally, south Dublin, at 5pm today.
# carrickines tragedy
A final farewell: As the bells tolled, five coffins were taken from the hearses
With five coffins sitting before the altar, sadness could be seen etched on the faces of everyone in the church that day.
# Tragedy
Funeral details of Carrickmines fire victims announced
The burials will take place in Wexford and Wicklow over the coming week.
# Louth
One of life's gentlemen: 'Tony made his time on this earth beautiful in so many ways'
The emotional funeral mass was held in a small rural church in Blackrock, county Louth.
# Costa del Sol
Funeral of murdered criminal Gary Hutch takes place in Dublin
He was shot dead at a holiday resort on Spain’s Costa Del Sol last month.
What you need to know about the 'forgotten patriot' who is getting a state funeral today
Thomas Kent is among the least recognisable of the men executed in 1916, but today he will take centre-stage in the centenary commemorative narrative, writes Brian Hughes.
# the journey home
Thousands turn out as 'forgotten patriot' Thomas Kent lies in state
Kent was one of 16 people executed in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. He will be buried with full state honours in his hometown of Castlelyons tomorrow.
# Rest In Peace
'We have to face life without him': Jason Corbett's funeral takes place
He was laid to rest in Limerick today.
# Limerick
White doves to be released at graveside during Jason Corbett's funeral
The father of two died in a domestic incident in the US earlier this month.
# voice of sport
'A people person - with a mad but fun side': Johnny Lyons laid to rest in Dublin
His brother told mourners Johnny was good-natured, a good listener and “liked to be underestimated throughout life”.
# Limerick
Corbett custody battle: Stepmother issues appeal
Molly Marten’s lawyer said he believed the children are already in Ireland.
# daughter of liverpool
Cliff Richard sings for his friend as Cilla Black is laid to rest in Liverpool
Thousands of fans lined the streets of Liverpool later today.
# Yorkshire
Superhero funeral held for seven-year-old boy who died on building site
“His smile could light up a room.”