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Conor Cruise O'Brien's daughter Margaret Cruise O'Brien, wife Maire Mac an tSaoi, daughter Fedelma Simms and her husband Nicholas Simms with a picture of the writer and diplomat before the removal

Conor Cruise O'Brien's daughter Margaret Cruise O'Brien, wife Maire Mac an tSaoi, daughter Fedelma Simms and her husband Nicholas Simms with a picture of the writer and diplomat before the removal

Among the mourners were former minister Michael Wood with Shane Ross

Among the mourners were former minister Michael Wood with Shane Ross

Garret FitzGerald

Garret FitzGerald

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Conor Cruise O'Brien's daughter Margaret Cruise O'Brien, wife Maire Mac an tSaoi, daughter Fedelma Simms and her husband Nicholas Simms with a picture of the writer and diplomat before the removal

Mourners came in their hundreds to remember a man who had led "an extraordinary life". The crowd at the removal of Dr Conor Cruise O'Brien heard how "the written word was his life as a writer, historian, academic and journalist".

They were also told that behind the public image was a warm and generous family man with a great sense of fun.


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