There has been widespread anger over clear breaches of Covid19 rules at a funeral that took place in Kells on Sunday morning.

In pictures seen on social media hundreds of mourners can be seen closely grouped outside the town’s chapel, and later following the funeral cortege to the local cemetery.

Under rules which came into place at midnight on December 30th last no more than ten mourners can attend a funeral, yet photographs show close to one hundred in attendance with no social distancing in place.

The funeral was for Martin Lawrence formally of Headfort Grove in the North Meath town, but who was living in Swords when he passed away.

One source told Meath Live, ‘There was a large gathering of mourners in Kells from early on Saturday afternoon and many of them were drinking in and around the cemetery from that point on.

‘There was an intimidating atmosphere around the place over Saturday and Sunday with little or no Garda presence.’

Meath Live has requested a comment from an Garda Siochana.