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A Crematorium In The Midlands Would Give People More Options

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The idea is to help ease pressure on a shortage of cemetery space and a growing population.

A Crematorium in the Midlands would give people a viable alternative as the price of a grave continues to rise. 

That's the view of Phil O'Reilly of O'Reilly funeral services in Tullamore who also says it's a marvellous idea despite people still leaning towards a traditional funeral. 

The possiblity of building a crematorium to alleivate pressure on local cemetaries has been proposed by some councillors in Laois. 

Mr. O'Reilly says the potential cost could be the only barrier:

Currently, those who wish to be cremated have to travel to Dublin - with families waiting up to six weeks for ashes to be returned. 

Sinn Féin councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley believes the demand for such a facility is there:

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