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# Funerals

This year
2024
Families are going into debt to cover funerals costs, then struggling to pay for essentials
'I know people that, if they had a farm, had to sell animals at home to pay for the funeral'
The State spent over €9 million contributing to funeral expenses for people who couldn’t afford it last year.
Last year
2023
Father and son who died in moped accident in Turkey last week laid to rest in Portlaoise today
All time
People of Creeslough showing great example of solidarity, Higgins says, as funerals take place
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
No change to wedding guest limit, and 50% capacity at religious services until 22 October
50 people to be allowed at religious services from 10 May - but no communions or confirmations
Zoos and wildlife parks, tennis and golf: Here's what restrictions are changing today
Funeral mourners to increase to 25 next month but no word on weddings
Poll: Should the number of people allowed attend funerals be increased after 5 April?
Funeral-goers arriving in Ireland from restricted countries will not be exempt from mandatory hotel quarantine
'We were unable to visit her or to say goodbye': The people behind the Covid death toll
Only six people can attend weddings from 3 January, and worship moves online from 26 December
'Death is always difficult but during a pandemic it's more surreal': The human side of the 2,000 lives lost to Covid-19
U-turn on mourners as 25 people will now be allowed at both weddings and funerals
Up to 50 people can attend weddings in Dublin this weekend, but down to 25 people from Monday
No wedding bells for the time being as guidance on marriage ceremonies earmarked for later phases
Funerals of up to 25 attendees permitted from Monday as church services set to resume from 29 June
Burials and cremations will continue with 'utmost dignity', say funeral directors
Opinion: If my family pet died I would hold a religious end-of-life ceremony
Diarmuid Pepper
Opinion: Are we ready to let go of the Catholic Church's rituals?
Shane Dunphy
'He lit up a room when he entered': Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco laid to rest
'Life is precious, life is brittle, life is very fragile. We saw that on Sunday night. Everybody hurts.'
'It is heartbreaking': Funeral arrangements announced for four young men who died in Donegal crash
5 decisions that are vital for a good Irish funeral
Funeral services cancelled as Ophelia moves across Ireland
'You can only do a funeral once, and you have to do it right': The story behind RIP.ie
Ireland's newest crematorium is now open
'My sister was failed in life and in death': We need to restore the bereavement grant
Paddy Kevane
Mass graves, bodysnatchers and crematoriums: Ireland's history with death
Lisa Marie Griffith and Ciarán Wallace
People dying is a lucrative business
'It’s more about life than death' - Behind the scenes at Glasnevin Cemetery
The traditional Irish wake: Why rumours of its demise have been greatly exaggerated
'What I've learned from working in a crematorium for 33 years'
Everything you wanted to know about grief but were too afraid to ask
'Ireland as a nation suffered a loss which is beyond words. There are no words'
Carrickmines tragedy shows we all have empathy, but it gives way when it comes close to our backyard
Donal O'Keeffe
'My family and I have had many conversations about my impending death'
Scottish people are getting too big to be cremated