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Taoiseach mourns at adviser Gobnait's funeral

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern was among the many hundreds of mourners at the funeral of Government adviser Gobnait O'Connell (38).

Mr Ahern joined with Tanaiste Mary Harney and Government Ministers Micheal Martin and Noel Dempsey to pay their last respects.

Hundreds of mourners sympathised with Ms O'Connell's mother, Christina, sister Bernadette and brothers, Michael and Donal.

Ms O'Connell from Derrinagree in North Cork was killed in a road accident near Kinnegad in Co Westmeath on Wednesday.

Yesterday mourners heard local Derrinagree priest Father Sean Hannafin urge people to remember the good she had done.

``Her tragic death should not be allowed to wipe out the wonderful memories of Gobnait's life,'' said Fr Hannafin.

Ms O'Connell was buried at St Mary's cemetery, Millstreet, following the funeral Mass at Derrinagree parish church.