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Mary Gough (in black) is comforted at the funeral of her daughter Mary Whelan in Stamullen, Co. Meath. Her daughter Mary (27) originally from Cockhill, Stamullen, was strangled at her home in Clonard Street, Balbriggan, early on Thursday morning. Gardai in Balbriggan have launched a murder hunt following the results of her post mortem..Picture: Paul Mohan/Newsfile