State funeral for ‘humbling and unassuming’ former taoiseach John Bruton takes place in Dunboyne

The former taoiseach died on Tuesday aged 76

President Michael D Higgins arrives at John Bruton State Funeral Funeral at Peter and Paul’s Church, Main Street, Dunboyne, Co. Meath. Picture:

The State funeral of former taoiseach John Bruton is underway in his hometown of Dunboyne, Co Meath.

The coffin of former taoiseach John Bruton has been carried by soldiers after a funeral mass at Saints Peter and Paul’s Church in Dunboyne, Co Meath.

Bruton’s coffin was brought by gun carriage to Rooske Cemetery where full military honours will be given at the graveside.

The order of the march from the church to the cemetery is: ...