Practical arrangements after a death

Registering a death
Every death that takes place in Ireland must be recorded and registered. Find how to register a death and how to get a death certificate.

Funeral arrangements and costs
Information on standards in the Irish funeral industry, types of funerals and useful contacts.Updated with information about funerals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Burials and burial grounds
Burial grounds (cemeteries) in Ireland are governed and maintained by local authorities. Maintenance, management and how to purchase a burial plot.

Cremations
Cremation is an alternative to burial, when someone dies. In recent years cremation has become increasingly popular. Find out more.

Bringing a body to Ireland for burial or cremation
When someone dies abroad it is often difficult to know what to do. Find out here the steps to take to bring a body home for burial or cremation

Sending a body from Ireland for burial or cremation abroad
Before the body of a deceased person can be sent out of Ireland, certain formalities must be followed. Find out more.