Dalkey funeral for Shane O’Neill on 27 February


22 Feb 2012

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny honours Shane O'Neill (right) with the Chello Foundation Humanitarian Award late last year. In the background are Shane's brother Brian and his son Jamie

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A funeral for Irish businessman Shane O’Neill, the former head of Liberty Global’s content division Chellomedia, will take place on 27 February in Dalkey, Co Dublin.

O’Neill, who was based in London, died in the city on Saturday after a 15-month battle with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a degenerative brain disease. He was 50.

A funeral mass will take place at noon on 24 February at the Church of St Elizabeth of Portugal, The Vineyard, in Richmond, Surrey. Then on 27 February, another funeral mass will be held at 11.30am in the Church of the Assumption on Castle Street in Dalkey, Co Dublin, and afterwards to Deansgrange Cemetery.

O’Neill stepped down from his roles as SVP and chief strategy officer, Liberty Global, and president of subsidiary Chellomedia Services Limited in December.

He is survived by his wife, Sheelagh, children Kate, Ellen and Jamie, parents Noel and Margaret, and siblings Jacqueline, Brian and Sandra Jane.