It is with great sadness that we mourn our wonderful friend and former colleague Brian Ruane. Brian was a lifelong advocate for education and human rights, who did so much for so many. We offer our deepest sympathies to his wife Beth and daughter Saorla and the rest of Brian's family. We mourn together with them and Brian's wide circle of friends and colleagues from St Patrick's College/DCU, Trócaire and Amnesty International, among many others. May he rest in peace.

Funeral arrangements for Brian have been announced as follows: lying in repose at Wilton Funeral Home, Sarsfield Road, Wilton, Cork on Tuesday, January 9th from 4.30pm until removal at 6.00pm to St Joseph's SMA Church, Wilton, Cork. Requiem Mass at 11.00am on Wednesday, January 10th followed by cremation at the Island Crematorium, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Donations in lieu of flowers to Marymount Hospice.