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Pics: Family, friends and colleagues attend Bill O'Herlihy's funeral

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The Herlihy family
The Herlihy family
Bill's wife Hillary
Bill's wife Hillary
Bill O'Herlihy's coffin arrives at the church in Foxrock
Bill O'Herlihy's coffin arrives at the church in Foxrock
Mick Dowling
Mick Dowling
Miriam O'Callaghan
Miriam O'Callaghan
Sean O'Rourke
Sean O'Rourke
Richard Bruton
Richard Bruton
President Michael D Higgins
President Michael D Higgins
John Giles and Eamon Dunphy help to carry Bill O'Herlihy's coffin
John Giles and Eamon Dunphy help to carry Bill O'Herlihy's coffin
Brian Kerr
Brian Kerr
RTE colleague Marty Morrissey
RTE colleague Marty Morrissey

A who's who of RTE stars, plus politicians and fellow broadcasters joined Bill O'Herlihy's family at his funeral service today.

The much loved broadcaster passed away on Monday, causing a ripple of shock across the nation.

One of Ireland's most revered TV personalities the level of affection for the Cork man was evident at his funeral service at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Dublin’s Foxrock.

The three men he was most associated with professionally, the RTE soccer panel of John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady were in attendance, with the latter helping to carry the coffin into the church. RTE's Head of Sport Ryle Nugent was also on hand for the solemn duty.

RTE stars such as Miriam O'Callaghan and Sean O'Rourke were there, as was fellow Cork man and broadcaster George Hook.

President Michael D Higgins and Fine Gael's Richard Bruton were also in attendance to pay their respects.

O'Herlihy will be laid to rest in Shanganagh Cemetery after the funeral mass.