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Three due in court over Alan Ryan funeral probe as 12 others released

Gardaí have been investigating events at the funeral of the Real IRA member Alan Ryan last weekend as well as activities of suspected dissident republicans.

Mourners and Gardaí at last weekend's funeral for Alan Ryan.
Mourners and Gardaí at last weekend's funeral for Alan Ryan.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Updated 10.10pm

THREE MEN ARE due in court in Dublin tomorrow morning in connection with the invents at the funeral of Alan Ryan last weekend.

The three men – aged 33, 23 and 22 – were arrested by Gardaí this week along with 14 other people in connection with the events at the funeral of former Real IRA member Ryan last Saturday afternoon.

Twelve others including 11 men and one woman have been released without charge tonight. Earlier two men who were also arrested as part of ‘Operation Ambience’ were released without charge.

Gardaí carried out the arrests and a major search operation earlier this week which saw imitation guns, mobile phones and computers seized.

They are investigating the possession and discharge of guns at the funeral for Ryan in north Dublin last Saturday which saw the attendance of a number of men and women dressed in paramilitary-style uniforms.

More than 200 Gardaí were involved in the search operation and an incident room was been set up at Clontarf Garda station.

The three men will appear before a special sitting of the Special Criminal Court in Dublin tomorrow morning at 11am.

Earlier: 15 people still being held over Alan Ryan funeral

Read: Ryan family to make formal complaints about gardaí and newspapers

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