State funeral planned for Hillery

Monday 14 April 2008 14.28
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Paddy Hillery - Keen golfer and painter
Paddy Hillery - Keen golfer and painter
Former President - 'A man of great integrity'
Former President - 'A man of great integrity'

Former President Patrick Hillery has died after a short illness. Dr Hillery would have been 85 next month.

An offer of a State funeral has been accepted by the Hillery family.

It is expected that President Hillery's remains will be brought to Dublin's Pro Cathedral on Tuesday and that there will be a State funeral on Wednesday.

Dr Hillery will be buried in Sutton, Co Dublin.

See a biography of the late Dr Hillery here.