Pope Francis has expressed his deep sadness for the victims of the Carrickmines fire. A letter from the pontiff has been read out at the funerals of five of the victims of the blaze – which has been described as a tragic day in Irish history. Willie Lynch – his partner Tara Gilbert; their children Jodie and Kelsey; and Willie s brother Jimmy are all being laid to rest today following requiem mass in Co Wicklow. Richard Chambers reports: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/47303/medium/”] Meanwhile, a memorial service will be held in Tralee for the victims of the Carrickmines fire on Thursday. The Kerry Traveller Health and Community Development Project has organised the service which will take place at 12 noon in St. John’s Church.