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Hundreds Of Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Marian Finucane

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:35 PM - 7 Jan 2020



Hundreds of mourners have gathered in Co. Kildare for the funeral of Marian Finucane.

The veteran RTÉ broadcaster passed away suddenly last Thursday at the age of 69.

Today's funeral service is being held at St Brigid's Church in Kill.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, the President's aide-de-camp, along with many RTÉ colleagues and those who knew Ms. Finucane through her charity work are among those who've turned out to pay their respects.

In his Homily Monsignor Ciarán O'Carroll paid tribute to MS Finucane:

"She was such an icon of Irish broadcasting and will always be remembered for her outstanding journalistic abilities, her keen intellect, warmth, wit, thoughtfulness, compassion and kindness.

The influence of Marian was significant.  The contribution Marian made to advancing and shaping our nation and its peoples through her professional work as a courageous broadcaster, and her determination to facilitate conversation without fear or favour, was repeatedly and wonderfully captured in countless public tributes paid over recent days.

Thousands always enjoyed her programmes and she will be missed on the radio.  Publicly the nation has lost a skilled broadcaster.  Privately John has lost a soul partner, Jack a loving mother and Jenny a cherished mother in law."



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