However, at the funerals of five members of the Traveller family in Bray on October 20 the President and Taoiseach were both represented by their respective aides de camp.
Why did Mr Higgins and Mr Kenny not attend this very tragic funeral in person? Why do they not treat all the children of Ireland equally?
May little Jodie and Kelsey and their parents Willie Lynch and Tara Gilbert, and Willie’s brother Jimmy Lynch rest in peace.
Perhaps Mr Higgins and Mr Kenny will find time to attend the funerals of Thomas and Sylvia Connors and their children, Jim, Christy and Mary in Wexford on Friday.
May the Connors family also rest in peace.