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Calls for more people to be allowed attend funerals

There have been calls for an increase in the number of people who are allowed to attend funerals as the current limit is only 10 people.

David Fanagan, director of Fanagan’s Funeral Directors stated that large churches and cemeteries should be able to accommodate 25-30 people if socially distanced.

He added that large cemeteries could accommodate 40-50 people if spaced properly. Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway Michael Fitzmaurice also called for an increase in funeral attendance and that approximately 50 people should be allowed to attend.

Mr Fitzmaurice stated, “There’s a mark going to be left on families. It has divided families, this idea of ten, where brothers or sisters or grandchildren have been left out of funerals,”.

He also added that he is in favour of easing restrictions on worship in church over Easter once it is done in a safe manner.

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