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City Councillors request review of funeral protocol

Wednesday, 17th May, 2017 1:01am

Galway City Councillors have asked that procedures regarding their presence at funerals be reviewed.

At last week’s City Council meeting, Fine Gael Councillor Padraig Conneely asked that protocols in relation to funerals be looked at.

Referring to recent funerals attended by councillors while wearing their ceremonial robes, he said, “When we are robed as a body we all need to have the same procedure. I’ve attended two to three funerals recently and no one is leading it and everyone had their own procedure. This has to be looked at.”

The meeting heard that any funerals attended by councillors are firstly subject to consultation with family members of the deceased. An agreement can be put in place beforehand if councillors are to carry the coffin or if there is reserved seating for councillors attending in their robes.

Dermot Mahon, Senior Executive Officer of Corporate Services at Galway City Council said, “Funerals are not a civic event. We have to consult with the families.”

Director of Services, Tom Connell added that councillors should try to attend funerals in their robes when possible and required.

It was agreed that the Corporate Policy Group look at this issue and report back to councillors.

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