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Gone, but not with coffin


ShoutingIsLeadership

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It seems that the days of the coffin might be numbered, in Ireland.

According to the Irish Times:

Bodies can be buried without coffins from next month for the first time in more than 120 years under new regulations approved by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan.

It has been illegal to bury a body in any cemetery unless it was enclosed in a coffin since burial regulations were introduced in 1888.

A change to the regulations will mean that from June 1st cemeteries will be allowed accept “uncoffined bodies”. The Victorian rules stated that no burials could occur “unless the body be enclosed in a coffin of wood or some other sufficiently strong material”
It seems the law has been changed because it was causing difficulties for members of the muslim community.

No doubt, some will use this to bash muslims, but it will remain a matter of choice to bury somebody in a coffin.

Thoughts?


EDIT: Interestingly, any cemetery/graveyard can opt out of providing the service.


Coffins optional as Victorian burial laws to be revoked - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Tue, May 07, 2013
 


Bea C

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I intend giving myself up to science, if my organs can't be passed on.
 
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Dylan2010

time to get into the austerity cardboard / eco friendly approved coffin business?
 

Astral Peaks

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High water rising, six inches above my head
Coffins droppin' in the street like balloons made out of lead
Water poured into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm gonna do
"Don't reach out for me" she said, can't you see I'm drowning too
It's rough out there, high water everywhere
 

Happytolearn

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I'm being cremated and spread off the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire in the year 2067. It will be a small service attended by members of the media and my 24 year old widower.
 

ShoutingIsLeadership

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I'm being cremated and spread off the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire in the year 2067. It will be a small service attended by members of the media and my 24 year old widower.
Hopefully your mortgage will be cleared by then!
 

cnocpm

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High water rising, six inches above my head
Coffins droppin' in the street like balloons made out of lead
Water poured into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm gonna do
"Don't reach out for me" she said, can't you see I'm drowning too
It's rough out there, high water everywhere
You're a good man Charlie Patton.
 

Rural

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I've left instructions to put me in a black plastic sack and leave it out for the binmen.
 

Lonewolfe

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High water rising, six inches above my head
Coffins droppin' in the street like balloons made out of lead
Water poured into Vicksburg, don't know what I'm gonna do
"Don't reach out for me" she said, can't you see I'm drowning too
It's rough out there, high water everywhere

Shadows are falling and I’ve been here all day
It’s too hot to sleep, time is running away
Feel like my soul has turned into steel
I’ve still got the scars that the sun didn’t heal
There’s not even room enough to be anywhere
It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there
 
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Didn't the RyanLine cover the issue of how people would prefer to be buried.

One character was catting merrily away when Ryan cut to the chase.

"OK, tell me how you'd like to be buried.", he said.

"Up to me balls between the legs of Bibi Baskin.", came the reply.
 

Lonewolfe

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Didn't the RyanLine cover the issue of how people would prefer to be buried.

One character was catting merrily away when Ryan cut to the chase.

"OK, tell me how you'd like to be buried.", he said.

"Up to me balls between the legs of Bibi Baskin.", came the reply.
I believe that was a Just a Minute Quiz response.
 

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