The funeral has taken place in Cavan of Andrew Grene, the Irish UN worker who died in the earthquake in Haiti earlier this month.

A charity has been set up in memory of the 44-year-old who died when the UN headquarters in the country's capital, Port au Prince, collapsed during the earthquake.

Having already served in Africa and East Timor, Mr Grene had specifically requested a posting to Haiti because he believed he could help the people there.

He was working as a special assistant to the head of the UN mission when the earthquake struck and he died along with 84 other UN staff. Up to 170,000 people were killed in the earthquake.

Mr Grene was born in America but grew up in Belturbet. He graduated from Chicago University where is father was a renowned professor of classics.

Having worked as a journalist for a while he joined the UN. Among his postings, he played a key role in the Indonesian withdrawal from East Timor.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer, sons Patrick and Alexander, daughter Rosamund, mother Ethel, brothers Gregory and Nicholas and his sister Ruth.

He was buried this afternoon beside his father in Belturbet.