Funeral Notices

Matthew (Matt) BYRNE

The death has occurred of Matthew (Matt) BYRNE
Ballinteer, Dublin

September 19, 2014

Suddenly  at St. James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Marie and much loved father to Alan, Declan, and Andrea ; Sadly missed by his wife, sons, daughter, grandchildren Shauna, Rachel, Aimée, Nathan, Emily, and Sean, daughters-in-law Janice and Fabiola, son-in-law Jonathan, sisters Kay and Carmel, brother-in-law Jim, Nieces, Nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends.
May he rest in peace

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday, between 4pm and 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning to St. Attracta’s Church, Meadowbrook, arriving at 9.50am for 10.00am Requiem Mass, followed by cremation immediately afterwards at Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St. James’s Hospital Trust Family Facility Fund.

All enquiries to Massey Bros Templeogue Village Tel: (01) 490 7601.

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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.

Reposings/Wakes

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