Call to reduce grave costs in rural Limerick cemeteries

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Limerick Independent councillor Jerome Scanlan

INDEPENDENT councillor Jerome Scanlan has called on Limerick City and County Council to bring the cost of grave space in rural County Limerick in line with those in Kerry and Clare.

At this month’s meeting of the local authority, Director of Service, Nuala Gallagher explained that burial ground charges formed part of the budgetary process for the current year.

“The decision to increase the cost of graves arose for a number of reasons, including the reduction in income received from sale of graves, the increased demand for maintenance works, in particular in the County burial grounds and the increased costs associated with those works,” she added.