THERE were heartbreaking scenes as family and friends of schoolgirl Chloe Kinsella, brought her body to church ahead of her funeral today.
The body of the 15-year-old was discovered floating on the River Shannon in Limerick last Friday. She had been missing for six days, sparking a massive search operation involving hundreds of volunteers and professional search and rescue groups.
A post-mortem found she did not die in suspicious circumstances, and while her family does not believe Chloe had serious issues affecting her, they believe she may have taken her life in "a moment of madness".
The funeral Mass will take place at St Munchin's Church at 11am. Chloe will then be buried in the family plot at Mount St Oliver in Limerick, beside her baby sister Sophie (3), who died in 2004 from a heart condition.
Fianna Fail TD Willie O'Dea, who attended the removal, hit out at his party's suicide and mental health record, and called on Government to "focus on suicide... as a matter of urgency".