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Funeral for Irish sports journalist Con Houlihan

Con Houlihan
Image caption Con Houlihan was regarded as one of Ireland's best sports journalists

The funeral for Irish journalist and writer, Con Houlihan is due to be held in Dublin at noon on Wednesday.

The 86-year-old was regarded as one of Ireland's best sports journalists.

Writers and figures from the sporting world have paid tribute to Mr Houlihan, describing him as an inspiration.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Dennihan said he was a giant of journalism and commentary. A service for Mr Houlihan is being held at St Kevin's Church.

Afterwards, a cremation will take place at Mount Jerome Crematorium.