Tuesday marks the funeral of The Cranberries lead singe Dolores O'Riordan who died on the 15th January.
The Funeral Requiem Mass will take place in St Ailbes Church in Limerick at 11:30am followed by a private family burial.
At midday on Tuesday, all Irish independent radio stations will play The Cranberries' moving and emotional 1996 hit 'When You're Gone'
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The President explained why it was important for him to be there:
“I think it's very important to pay tribute to the contribution Dolores made, and I also wanted to meet her mother Eileen and her fabulous huge family of nephews and nieces who were very important to her.”
“It's so profoundly sad that someone so young is taken from us, but it's equally important also to pay tribute to her work and music.
"It is also to the incredible credit of all those who have appreciated the music and the songs and the performances and the band, that they have come out in such numbers to make their tribute.
"It's so appropriate and it is generous, and I hope that her family will get all the support they need.”
A fitting send-off for one of Ireland's greatest musicians.