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    Default Gone, but not with coffin

    It seems that the days of the coffin might be numbered, in Ireland.

    According to the Irish Times:

    Bodies can be buried without coffins from next month for the first time in more than 120 years under new regulations approved by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

    It has been illegal to bury a body in any cemetery unless it was enclosed in a coffin since burial regulations were introduced in 1888.

    A change to the regulations will mean that from June 1st cemeteries will be allowed accept “uncoffined bodies”. The Victorian rules stated that no burials could occur “unless the body be enclosed in a coffin of wood or some other sufficiently strong material”
    It seems the law has been changed because it was causing difficulties for members of the muslim community.

    No doubt, some will use this to bash muslims, but it will remain a matter of choice to bury somebody in a coffin.

    Thoughts?


    EDIT: Interestingly, any cemetery/graveyard can opt out of providing the service.


    Coffins optional as Victorian burial laws to be revoked - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Tue, May 07, 2013
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    I intend giving myself up to science, if my organs can't be passed on.
    After all, tomorrow is another day.

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    time to get into the austerity cardboard / eco friendly approved coffin business?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bea C View Post
    I intend giving myself up to science, if my organs can't be passed on.
    Before or after you die?
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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    High water rising, six inches above my head
    Coffins droppin' in the street like balloons made out of lead
    Water poured into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm gonna do
    "Don't reach out for me" she said, can't you see I'm drowning too
    It's rough out there, high water everywhere
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    Coffins are quite expensive... I wonder does this mean they'll cut back the Social Welfare funeral grant of €850 ?


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    I'm being cremated and spread off the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire in the year 2067. It will be a small service attended by members of the media and my 24 year old widower.
    I'm a better man now than I was that day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytolearn View Post
    I'm being cremated and spread off the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire in the year 2067. It will be a small service attended by members of the media and my 24 year old widower.
    Hopefully your mortgage will be cleared by then!
    I have no money, but I love my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberianpan View Post
    Coffins are quite expensive... I wonder does this mean they'll cut back the Social Welfare funeral grant ?


    cYp
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutingIsLeadership View Post
    Hopefully your mortgage will be cleared by then!
    That gave me a chuckle - The midlands will be underwater by then.
    I'm a better man now than I was that day

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