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Sinead Moriarty: How you can have the last word on your funeral

Published 08/11/2013 | 02:00

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. He could have added a third – that the funeral business is recession proof.

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With the average cost of a funeral in Dublin estimated at about €8,000, many people are now taking control of their own affairs.

We can't be in charge of our births, our mothers have the last say in that event, but we can organise our own funerals. Some people like the more traditional route of hymns and prayers, but others are now looking around for something more ... .colourful.

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