Belfast Telegraph

Brian Lenihan to be laid to rest today

Irish President Mary McAleese has led hundreds of mourners at the removal of the Republic's former finance minister Brian Lenihan.

Under military escort, with a guard of honour from former Fianna Fail party colleagues, the coffin holding the 52-year-old was brought to St Mochta's Church in west Dublin.

Mr Lenihan's funeral takes place at 11am today, when President McAleese and Taoiseach Enda Kenny will lead thousands of mourners from the world of politics and law. Mr Lenihan died last Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Following this morning's Requiem Mass in St Mochta's, Mr Lenihan will be buried privately in St David's Church graveyard at Kilsallaghan.

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