Funeral of George Byrne
The funeral of Herald journalist John 'George' Byrne takes place today in Dublin.
He died on Thursday after a short illness. He was film critic and columnist for this newspaper and formerly worked for the Irish Independent and Hot Press.
His Requiem Mass takes place at Saint Nicholas of Myra Church in Francis Street at 11.30am followed by a service at Mount Jerome Crematorium.
He is survived by his parents Kay and Michael, sister Andrea, girlfriend Julie, relatives and friends.
Singer Paul Cleary of The Blades said last night George had "an insatiable appetite for music, an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and an irrepressible lust for life."