13/03/2014

Funeral Held For Christine Buckley

The funeral has taken place of Aislinn Centre co-founder and campaigner Christine Buckley, who died on Tuesday aged 67.

Up to 1,000 mourners joined President Michael D Higgins, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Minister for Health James Reilly for today's funeral mass, which was described as a "celebration of her legacy".

Ms Buckley was the main subject of RTÉ documentary, 'Dear Daughter', in which she described the abuse she suffered as a child at the Goldenbridge orphanage in Dublin.

She is survived by her husband Donal and three grown-up children, Darragh, Conor and Cíona.

(MH/IT)

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