O'Malley pays tribute to 'generous' wife at funeral
Former government minister Des O'Malley paid tribute to his "generous" wife at her funeral.
Patricia O'Malley died following a cancer battle on Wednesday at the age of 76. Her funeral was held at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
President Michael D Higgins, former taoiseach Brian Cowen and Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor were some of those in attendance.
Mr O'Malley said that he and Pat were married in the same church in Donnybrook 52 years ago.
In a poignant eulogy, Mr O'Malley said: "I was a great beneficiary of that marriage. Pat was generous in giving, and generous in forgiving, and I gave her many opportunities to exercise that forgiveness."
Mrs O'Malley is survived by her children Catherine, Hilary, Fiona, Desmond, Eoin and Maeve.