Ronan Kerrs family thank those who helped with funeral

The family of murdered PSNI officer Ronan Kerr have placed a notice in this mornings newspapers thanking those who helped with his funeral.

The 25-year-old Catholic constable died when a booby-trap bomb exploded under his car in Omagh earlier this month.

In the notice, his mother Nuala, brothers Cathair and Aaron, sister Dairine and wider family expressed their "heartfelt thanks".

They paid special tribute to the roles of the GAA and the PSNI in the service.

They also paid tribute to the politicians and church leaders who attended the funeral, including Cardinal Sean Brady for his "strong and moving plea to the congregation and wider community".

They also gave special thanks to those who attended to Constable Kerr following the attack, including the fire service, PSNI and ambulance service.

The notice added that it is being issued on behalf of members of the Kerr family across Ireland and around the world, including those in London and Canada.

A month's mind mass for Constable Kerr is due to be held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Beragh at 3 o clock on 3 May.