Traffic restrictions will be in place on the Shankill to Bray road this afternoon, for the burial of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. Mr Reynolds – who was 81 when he died last Thursday – will be buried with full state honours.
Among the mourners at this afternoon’s mass in Donnybrook in Dublin will be President Michael D Higgins and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Mr Reynolds wife Kathleen and his family will also be joined by people from business and entertainment, reflecting the former Taoiseach’s life outside of politics.
His son Philip will deliver the eulogy at the mass which will be said by Fr Brian Darcy – among the co-celebrants will be the Archbishop of Dublin Diarmaid Martin. A large crowd is expected at the Church of the Sacred Heart for the funeral mass, before the former Taoiseach’s remains are brought to Shanganagh cemetery in South Dublin later this afternoon. Flags will fly at half mast on all Government buildings until Albert Reynolds is laid to rest.