McEntee brother hits out at internet 'trolls' at funeral

Shane McEntee

A brother of deceased Minister of State Shane McEntee has criticised internet 'trolls' who post criticism on websites without thinking of the consequences.

Gerry McEntee was speaking at his brother's funeral in Nobber in Co Meath when he said the last four weeks have been dreadfully harrowing for his brother.

He said Shane received a significant amount of criticism for his comments on the Budget, adding: "Shame on you people who made comments online - I hope you are not proud of what you have achieved."

During an emotional tribute, Gerry McEntee received two standing ovations from the thousands who packed out St John the Baptist Church.

Deputy McEntee's remains will be carried to Nobber Cemetery by members of the army where the graveside oration will be delivered by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

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