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Armed Garda on alert at funeral of dissident Vincent Ryan

By Staff Reporter

Published 08/03/2016

Armed Garda look on as the coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
Armed Garda look on as the coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
The coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
A guard of honour of motorbikes rev their engines as the coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
The coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
Armed Garda look on as the coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
The coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.
Armed Garda look on as the coffin of dissident republican Vincent Ryan is carried into The Church of the Holy Trinity in Donaghmede, Dublin, for his funeral Mass.

Armed Garda will patrol the streets of north Dublin during the funeral of murdered dissident republican Vincent Ryan.

The 25-year-old will be buried in Fingal Cemetery following a funeral Mass in Donaghmede.

His family have said their son - the brother of the murdered Real IRA leader Alan Ryan - will have a "traditional republican family funeral", but stressed he "will not receive a military funeral". A volley of shots were fired into the air over Alan Ryan's coffin the morning of his funeral in September 2012.

Balaclava-clad men and women wearing paramilitary-style uniforms also accompanied Alan's hearse in an apparent show of strength.

Garda are planning a major security operation ahead of his brother's funeral, but it is expected to be more low key. The Ryan family has called for no retaliation for his murder.

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