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Tributes pour in for ‘beautiful’ murder victim Tony Dempsey as funeral details announced

Tony’s remains were released to his heart broken family this week

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THE FUNERAL of murdered Tony Dempsey, whose decomposing remains lay undiscovered in an inner-city drug den for up to 10 days, will take place on Monday.

The 28-year-old was beaten to death in a ground floor property in the Kevin Barry complex on Coleraine Street in Dublin’s north inner city.

His body lay unreported at the property for at least a week before gardai responded to complaints of the smell coming from the flat and made the grim discovery on September 12.

Tony’s remains were released to his heart broken family on Friday and he reposed at home on Saturday.

His funeral mass will take place at St. Bernadette’s Church at 11 am on Monday followed by cremation at Mount Jerome Cemetery.

The details of the funeral were published on the website,, where his death notice reads:

“Son of the late Christine and brother of the late Chloe, and baby brother Mikey.

"Sadly missed by his loving father Micheal sisters Queenie Kendall Ariyah- Rae and brothers Eddie and Ross, godfather Tony and grandparents Catherine and Ger, aunts and uncles, cousin, extended family and a large circle of friends.”

Dozens of Tony’s pals have left tributes to the tragic young man on the site.

Tony Dempsey

One woman has written: “Thinking of all Tony's family family and friends at this sad time, may you all have the strength to get through this and get the justice Tony deserves... rest in peace Tony! a beautiful life gone way too soon x”

While another mourner has written: “RIP Tony back with your beautiful sister and mam. I hope you fly high with them beautiful angels.”

Another pal has written: “Rip peace young man hope you get the best bed in heaven. prayers are with your family an little children an panter (partner)”

Tony was still grieving the death of his younger sister Chloe and his mum Christine – who died just months apart – when he was brutally beaten to death in the inner-city apartment and left to decompose for up to 10 days.

The 28-year-old had buried his younger sister Chloe at Mount Jerome Cemetery on March 8, 2021 – a week after the young mother of two passed away.

A video recording of Tony’s graveside tribute to Chloe remains active on Facebook.

In it her heartbroken brother spoke movingly, stating: “Me baby sister Chloe (sic), you are never forgotten.

“We’ll never forget you and we’ll always remember the good times we had.

“I loved the bones off you and I’m just so sad that you had to go this way.

"Remember all the good times we had since we were kids all growing up.

“I know you idolised me and I idolised you.

“I love you so much sis... I’ll never forget you.”

Sadly, just over two months later, tragedy would again strike with the death of Tony’s mother Christine.

Christine passed away on July 8 and was laid to rest also at Mount Jerome.

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