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Tale of two funerals: Lisburn woman's mum buried alone on day crowds gathered for Bobby Storey

Mark Bain talks to a woman whose mum was buried alone on same day as Bobby Storey

At 11.15am on Tuesday, a funeral was taking place. Mum of two Evelyn McMullen was taken from Bobby Morrison's Funeral Home in Lisburn to Roselawn Cemetery where she made her final journey alone, where Covid-19 restrictions denied family and friends access to witness her final moments.

At exactly the same time in west Belfast thousands lined the streets, joined by the Sinn Fein leadership, as another funeral took place.

The remains of Bobby Storey, former IRA intelligence officer, convicted terrorist, Maze prison escapee and leading republican, were carried from his home surrounded by family, friends, supporters and comrades.