Armed police on alert at funeral of dissident Vincent Ryan
Armed police officers were patrolling the streets of north Dublin today during the funeral of murdered dissident republican Vincent Ryan.
Ryan, whose brother Alan was killed in a feud with drugs gangs in 2012, was gunned down in Finglas, north Dublin.
Father Gerry Corcoran parish priest at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Donaghmede, told the hundreds of mourners the father-of-one was a “loving son, partner, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.”
A lone piper led the funeral procession and mourners took turns holding the coffin as the funeral procession left the church. The pallbearers were flanked by a line of men wearing white shirts and black ties on either side. Armed gardai maintained a presence outside the church.
Garda investigating the murder said the silver Volkswagen Golf used by the hit squad was taken in a burglary on October 13 last year.
The killers abandoned the vehicle and set it on fire in Naas after the shooting.