The life, love, talent and generosity of acclaimed best-selling novelist Maeve Binchy have been remembered at her funeral.
The worlds of the arts, journalism and politics have joined forces to pay tribute to Ireland's national treasure, who died on Monday aged 72.
Her husband, writer Gordon Snell, brother William and sister Joan have led hundreds of mourners including Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker, who starred in the screen versions of some of Binchy's books.
The novelist, who died peacefully in hospital after a short illness, penned 16 titles which sold more than 40 million copies worldwide.
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