Funeral Notices

Richard (Richie) BYRNE

The death has occurred of Richard (Richie) BYRNE
Rathfarnham, Dublin

BYRNE, March 27th 2016, Richard (Richie), Rathfarnham, D. 14, after a short illness in the care of the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice. Loving husband of Monica, pre-deceased by his son Richard. Richie will be sadly missed by his daughters Jane and Simone, son Gareth, sister Isabelle, grandchildren, extended family, relatives and friends.

May He Rest in Peace

Removal on Friday morning to Terenure College Chapel arriving for 11am Requiem Mass. Funeral thereafter to Mt. Jerome Crematorium for private service. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harolds Cross. All enquiries to Massey Bros., Templeouge 01 4907601


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.


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