There are an increasing number of Irish people describing themselves as non-religious. For many people this has no great bearing on the traditional rites of passage since they will still frequently get married in a Church, have their children baptised and have a religious funeral.
However, for a lot of people they are strong in their non-religious convictions, yes there seems to be nothing to cater for this in terms of rites of passage, for sure there is a civil ceremony for marriage but what about funerals? I know we've had secular funerals in the past in Ireland, but do people think there will be an increasing business for non-religious funerals. Communities need rituals to mark important events in life, what form will these take?
What plans to the secularists on this site have for their passing from this world if any?