Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

12.41 20 Oct 2020


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Cabinet has agreed that 25 people will be allowed at funerals under level five restrictions, up from the previous limit of 10.

As part of the level five announcement last night, the Government confirmed up to 25 guests would be allowed attend weddings throughout the lockdown period.

However, concerns were raised that the limit for mourners would remain at just 10 for funerals.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin last night said there will be fewer weddings left this year, that they didn't want to make things more complicated, and that there could be multiple funerals on the same day in the same place.

However, the decision on funerals has now been reversed following a Cabinet meeting this morning.

Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill said he had called the Taoiseach to oppose the lower limits, as it was "too restrictive and unfair on mourners".

However, he said: "I’ve received commitment from the Taoiseach’s Chief of Staff that this has been taken on board and Cabinet have agreed to increase numbers to 25 in line with the amount that can attend weddings.

"This is a compassionate, fair and common sense approach to take".

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