Bishops ask that number allowed to attend funerals be increased to 25

There are calls for the government to consider increasing the limit on the number of people allowed at funerals to 25.

A group of bishops from the west of the country have suggested the change – as the current limit of 10 is due to stay until the country moves to Level 4.

The latest data shows there were no new outbreaks linked to religious ceremonies last week – and a total of 15 so far this year.

The Bishop of Achonry, Paul Dempsey, thinks it would be safe to allow a higher number of mourners at funerals: