This Life: A funny old business

Meet the funeral home staff who deal in life and death every day, writes Damien Murphy.

31st August, 2013
Seamas Griffin, funeral director: 'There's not a week goes by where I don't get personally touched by a funera.l' Photo: Fergal Ward Photo:

Seamas Griffin is not the funeral director you expect to meet. Sporting an impeccably cut suit and designer beard, he looks like a Wall Street trader, with more than a passing resemblance to Bradley Cooper.

"I've heard that before," he says, proudly. He's an actor himself - musicals mostly - and a fine singer if staff are to be believed. At 37, he seems a little young for the role of funeral director. But the...

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