Funeral Notices


The death has occurred of Jim SWEENEY
Galtymore Road, Drimnagh, Dublin

Sweeney (Dublin) July 22nd, 2017 suddenly at St. James’ Hospital, Jim, late of Galtymore Road, Drimnagh. Beloved son of Patricia and the late James. Sadly missed by his loving mam, sisters Bernice and Laura, his brother Stephen, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he rest in peace


Reposing at the Massey Bros. Funeral Home, The Haven, 177 Crumlin Road on Thursday. Funeral Mass on Friday at 10 o’clock in Church of Our Good Counsel, Mourne Road followed by burial to Newlands Cross Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to The Blue Cross. All enquires to Massey Bros. 01 4541666.

Update on ease of Government restrictions on funeral services, as of Monday 6th September.

Numbers attending funerals

From Monday 6th September 2021, all funeral venues (including churches, crematoria and other venues) can accommodate 50% of their usual capacity – this will, obviously, vary depending on the venue and our funeral directors will confirm exact capacities with the venues.


The 50% capacity rule also applies to funeral homes/chapels of repose. However, Irish Association of Funeral Directors is advising its members to take a cautious approach to the re-introduction of public wakes at their premises. From a practical point of view, it may be difficult to manage the numbers attending a funeral home and to prevent an unsafe situation from developing. Families should consider continuing with private reposings for family only or by family invitation instead.

The following safety guidelines should continue to be followed;

  • Mask-wearing in all indoor settings
  • Physical distancing
  • No hand-shaking
  • No condolence books
  • Provision of hand sanitiser
  • Use of directional and safety signage
  • One-way systems in funeral homes where possible
  • Regular hand-washing, coughing & sneezing etiquette and surface sanitising