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State Funeral of Albert Reynolds

The State Funeral of former taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, Albert Reynolds takes place today, Monday.

RTÉ will broadcast live coverage on television, radio, online and mobile of the State Funeral.

On Saturday, Mr Reynolds lasy in repose at the Mansion House, Dublin before being brought to the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, Dublin.

David McCullagh will present special television coverage of the State Funeral, starting at 11.30am on RTÉ One and RTÉ News Now. John Bowman and Mary Kennedy will provide commentary on the funeral mass of the former taoiseach in the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, at which Father Brian D’Arcy will be chief celebrant in the presence of the Archbishop of Dublin and a number of other con-celebrants.

The President, Michael D Higgins, An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and other dignitaries will be in attendance.

At approximately 2pm, the funeral cortege will proceed to Shanganagh Cemetery in Shankill, County Dublin where Mr Reynolds will be laid to rest and buried with full military honours.

Eileen Dunne and Eoghan Ó Neachtain will provide commentary from the cemetery.

On RTÉ Radio 1, Olivia O’Leary and Cathal Mac Coille will present coverage from 12 midday on DAB digital radio and longwave. A programme from the Radio 1 News at One team will follow the mass. Radio coverage of the burial will be broadcast from Shanganagh cemetery, with Philip Boucher Hayes and Cormac Ó hEadhra providing commentary from approximately 2.45pm.

Television and radio coverage will both be streamed live on RTÉ.ie and on mobile via the RTÉ News Now App available to audiences worldwide.

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