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Local funeral director calls for increased numbers at funerals to prevent "dangerous" gatherings

Mar 22, 2021 18:03 By News Northern Sound
Local funeral director calls for increased numbers at funerals to prevent "dangerous" gatherings Local funeral director calls for increased numbers at funerals to prevent "dangerous" gatherings
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A local funeral director says it's safer to allow larger gatherings for funerals than it is to restrict attendance to ten people. Colm Kieran,

A local funeral director says it's safer to allow larger gatherings for funerals than it is to restrict attendance to ten people.

Colm Kieran, a Kingscourt-based funeral director, says grandchildren and wider family members who cannot attend the service often gather outside of the Church, which leads to people "huddling under porches".

He says this is "more dangerous than having them inside and socially distanced" and has called for the numbers allowed to attend funeral services to be increased to 50.

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Mullahoran priest Father PJ Hughes was recently fined €500 after around 40 people were present for mass.

Colm Kieran told Shannonside Northern Sound that a "sensible approach" would ensure no immediate family member is left out:

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