Sligo/Mayo undertaker says 35 should be allowed attend funerals

A local funeral director believes the limit on the number of people who can attend a funeral should be raised to 35.

Currently, only 10 people are allowed at funeral services under Level 5 restrictions.

It comes as bishops urge churchgoers to lobby local TDs to ease restrictions around mass, funerals and weddings from April 5th.

David McGowan, a funeral director in Sligo and Ballina, says upping funeral limits to 35 would account for extended family members of the deceased in most cases: