Roscommon undertakers paid by over €17k last year by County Council

Roscommon County Council paid undertakers in the county just under €17,000 last year for various services.

One undertaker accounted for the majority of the money, receiving a payment of 13,500 for services.

County Councils can employ undertakers for a variety of services – including so-called ‘pauper’s funerals’ where they can pay for the cost of s funeral and burial when a person dies with no surviving relatives.

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Undertakers are also asked to attend the scene of fatal road crashes or at incidents of sudden death.

In 2017, Roscommon County Council paid out €17,342 to undertakers in the county- with mileage accounting for €11,221.22 of the total.

Other items billed for include body bags, a minimum undertaker charge and various undertaker services.

In total during 2017, 13 undertakers in the county received payments from the Council.

Last year eight undertakers billed the Council for services – with the largest amount paid out to Gaynors Funeral services who accounted for €13,501 of the total of €16,757

Undertaker services last year accounted for €9,000 of the total cost, with mileage expenditure totaling €4,209.