Pavee Point representative condemns events at Carrick-on-Shannon funeral

It’s been reported that up to 300 mourners attended the funeral of a member of the travelling community in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.


Garda say strict travel restrictions were breached at the burial.

Dozens of British and Northern-registered cars were also reported in the area and a marquee was erected for mourners.


The CEO of the HSE Paul Reid has said he “extremely condemns” the scenes.


Under Level 5 lockdown attendance at funerals is limited to just ten – only close family should attend the church and graveyard.


Pavee Point says it is ‘shocked’ and ‘angered’ after images of the funeral began circulating.


Martin Collins from Pavee Point says the gathering is not acceptable in the middle of a global pandemic: