Large crowds gathered in the Co Meath town of Yellow Furze today for the funeral of 15-year-old Aimee McCabe who was killed in Monday's bus crash. 

Members of the families of the four other victims attended the funeral Mass, as well as some of those injured in the crash.

The Bishop of Meath, Michael Smith, and local minister Noel Dempsey also attended, along with representatives of CIÉ, the gardaí and emergency services.

Bishop Smith said the friends and neighbours of the victims had displayed extraordinary community spirit.

Students from St Michael's Loreto Secondary School and members of the local GAA club formed a guard of honour outside the church as Aimee's coffin was carried inside.

Thousands attended funerals

Yesterday, thousands of people attended the funeral Masses of Deirdre Scanlon, Claire McCluskey, Sinéad Ledwidge and Lisa Callan in the parishes of Beauparc and Rosnaree, outside Navan.

Shops and businesses in Navan closed again today as a mark of respect.

Since news of the tragedy broke, 4,000 messages of support and prayers have been posted to the Diocese of Meath website.

Investigations are continuing into what caused the Bus Éireann vehicle to crash on the Navan to Kentstown road while carrying over 50 schoolchildren.

Two people who were injured in Monday's accident are still being treated in hospital in Drogheda. The woman and student are said to be in a stable condition.

Figures supplied by the National Safety Council show that 157 people have been killed on Irish roads so far this year, an increase of 13 on the same period last year.

So far this month, 35 people have lost their lives on the roads.