Brian Lenihan TD funeral

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    theirishobserver.posted 6 years ago

    President Mary McAleese has led the mourners at the removal of the late Fianna Fáil minister Brian Lenihan this evening.

    Mr Lenihan’s remains were in repose at Jennings funeral home in Blanchardstown today before their removal to St Mochta’s Church, Porterstown.

    Among those attending the removal were Mr Lenihan's aunt, Mary O'Rourke; Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore; Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin; former taoisigh Liam Cosgrave, Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen; former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes; former Fianna Fáil ministers John O'Donoghue and Charlie McCreevy; and broadcaster Henry Kelly.

    EU commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, former Progressive Democrats leader Des O'Malley, and Ictu general secretary David Begg were also present.

    Chief Justice John Murray; High Court president Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, and Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken attended, as did a number of other High Court and District Court judges.

    Mr Lenihan will be buried tomorrow in a private ceremony in St David’s Church graveyard, Kilsallaghan, after 11am Mass.

    Earlier today, hundreds of people visited Government Buildings on Merrion Square in Dublin today to sign a book of condolence for Mr Lenihan.

    Another book of condolence is open for members of the public to sign at the civic offices in Athlone, Co Westmeath until 4pm each day until next Friday.