West Belfast residents praise `selfless generosity’ of toilet roll donation across peace line
A Masonic lodge’s donation of more than 750 toilet rolls to elderly and vulnerable people in west Belfast has been welcomed as “a selfless act of generosity”
[ http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2020/03/21/news/west-belfast-residents-praise-selfless-generosity-of-toilet-roll-donation-across-peace-line-1873638/?param=ds441rif44T ]
Locals line funeral route six feet apart for Irish woman in her 60s who died amid coronavirus outbreak
Despite mourners not being allowed to enter the church, journalist Seán Mac an tSíthigh, of RTE Ireland, said the entire parish turned out for her.
[ https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8135905/Locals-line-funeral-route-six-feet-apart-woman-60s-died-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html ]
Coronavirus: Cork couple cancel wedding to fight epidemic
The couple later shared a kiss outside the Church of the Immaculate … facing difficulties relating to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Ireland.
[ https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/coronavirus-cork-couple-cancel-wedding-to-fight-epidemic-989272.html ]
Funeral directors in plea to families: consider a private service at this time of coronavirus risk
The following statement has been issued by the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD), Northern Ireland Federation.
Confirmations suspended, parishioners urged to keep numbers down at funerals
Meanwhile, Bishop Michael Burrows of the Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory has announced the suspension of all Church of Ireland ceremonies …
[ https://www.independent.ie/regionals/enniscorthyguardian/news/confirmations-suspended-parishioners-urged-to-keep-numbers-down-at-funerals-39049935.html ]
Church Court bends rules for single Irish Catholic mother to be exhumed and buried in homeland
A Church of England Court has bent official burial rules so that a single Irish … As a result, she gave birth in a home for unmarried mothers in Ireland.
[ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/20/church-court-bends-rules-single-irish-catholic-mother-exhumed/ ]
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