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Hundreds attend funeral of brother and sister who died in Clonmel crash

The town of Clonmel, County Tipperary, was brought to a standstill as funerals were held for a brother and sister killed in a road accident, reports Breaking News.

Luke McSweeney, 24, and Grace McSweeney, 18, were among the four people who died in the tragedy last Friday, August 25.

18-year-old Nicole Murphy was buried Thursday and 18-year-old Joey Coffey will be buried Saturday morning.

Michael D. Higgins, Principal Claire Mortimer, Assistant to the Prime Minister and Education Minister Norma Foley joined mourners at St Petersbucks Peter and Paul in Clonmel.

Crowds lined the streets as the two caravans drove side by side through town towards the church.

Two coffins, one of white wood and one of bronze were brought before the crowd followed them through the church doors, reports Breaking News.

After the church pews were filled, the street outside was full of mourners.

All the shops and businesses in the city were closed on the occasion of Janaza.

Father Billy Meehan opened the memorial service by thanking the community for its support for the young family.

“We hope and pray together we will be able to move forward. It’s a great sign and mark of respect that all the shops and businesses in our town are closed down for these couple of hours. We greet our president, Michael D, it’s a sign of his great commitment to the people of Ireland, to his reaching out to people at all times in their lives,” he said, reports Breaking News.

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