T.K. Whitaker has been remembered as a joyful man and a patriot.
The funeral mass of the 100 year old former civil servant, took place this morning at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook in Dublin.
President Michael D Higgins, former President Mary McAleese, Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and Finance Minister Michael Noonan were among those in attendance.
Celebrant priest Fr Lomán MacAodha – a family friend of Whitaker – said he was a positive man in tough times.