You can now attend a funeral using Skpe

A funeral home has introduced technology to allow people who cannot make it in person to a funeral to attend through a video link through Skype.

The Irish Times tells us that The Haven on Crumlin Road, Dublin, which will host civil and religious services, opened yesterday.

It has been fitted with audiovisual and internet technology.

Massey Bros managing director Freddie Maguire said “It’s not always possible for people to travel at short notice to attend a funeral and there aren’t many people in Ireland who don’t have loved ones or friends overseas.”