Mourners told student had been a ‘shining star’

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The funeral of a student who died in the Republic has been told he was a man of “love, energy, enthusiasm and warmth”.

Jamie Shaw, from Castlereagh in east Belfast, was found dead on Monday in Co Sligo, where he had been studying.

His funeral on Friday at St Bernard’s in Glengormley (where his uncle is a parishoner) was estimated to have drawn around 800 mourners, before the 23-year-old was buried in the same grave as his great-aunt, who had died aged 102.

He was described by Fr John Forsythe as “a phenomenal young man, a shining star, and a palette of many colours”.

His death was down to an underlying heart condition.