Road-victim mum 'loved by everyone'
A mother of two has been remembered at her funeral mass as an amazing woman who was loved by everyone.
Claire Hewitt (47), a carer from Clonsilla, Dublin, died in the early hours of Sunday morning when hit by a car just yards from her home. She was the first road victim of the new year.
Her heartbroken husband David, daughter Jolie, son John Paul and extended family were supported by relatives and friends at St Ciaran's Church in Hartstown.
"I don't need to remind people how much of a lovely, caring woman my mother was," said Jolie. "She was an amazing woman and I can see here how much she was loved in the community and how much everyone cared for her."
Parish priest Fr Joe Coyne said she went "beyond the call of duty" in her work.
A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene of the tragedy on suspicion of drink driving. He was charged and later released and is due to appear at Blanchardstown District Court at the end of January.