Ben Dunne Funeral Taking Place...


Ben Dunne Funeral Taking Place Today

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:13 28 Nov 2023

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The funeral of well known businessman Ben Dunne will take place in west Dublin this morning.

Large numbers of mourners are expected to attend at St Mochta's Church in Porterstown in Clonsilla for his funeral, which is also being live-streamed online.

The former Dunnes Stores' boss who later established a chain of fitness centres across Dublin, died aged 74 while holidaying in Dubai.

Born in Cork, he played a leading role in the growth of the Dunnes Stores supermarket empire founded by his father Ben Senior and went on to become one of the country's best known business entrepreneurs.

The straight-talking businessman led a colourful life, with a series of highs and lows.

He survived a kidnapping by the IRA in 1981 and was embroiled in a payments to politicians' controversy in the mid-90s.

He is survived by his wife Mary, children, grandchildren, sisters, extended family, and friends.

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