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Dublin shooting: Man charged with murder of Tyrone dissident republican

Published 29/05/2016

Murdered: Michael Barr
Murdered: Michael Barr

A man (29) had appeared at a Dublin court charged with the murder of dissident republican Michael Barr in a pub.

Mr Barr (34) from Co Tyrone was shot dead in Sunset House pub on April 25.

He was known to Gardi for his involvement with dissident republicanism.

A Garda statement said that the 29-year-old known as Eamonn Cumberton from Mountjoy, Dublin, was charged with the murder when he appeared at the Criminal Courts of Justice early on Sunday.

He was arrested on Friday at Bridewell Garda station.

Fifteen men, including three Dubliners, were arrested by the PSNI at Barr's funeral earlier this month.

Five-hundred people turned out for the mass at St Mary's Church in the Melmount area of Strabane, Co Tyrone.

Around a dozen men dressed in paramilitary-style uniforms accompanied the cortege towards the church.

Black flags were placed on lamp posts along part of the route, while a black beret and gloves were placed on top of the coffin, which was draped in a tricolour.

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