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Gardaí say they are investigating shots fired at Alan Ryan funeral

After Justice Minister Alan Shatter issues a statement condemning the events at the funeral of the Real IRA member, Gardaí say they are investigating the shots fired into the air but no arrests have been made.

Gardaí outside the home of Alan Ryan in north Dublin yesterday.
Gardaí outside the home of Alan Ryan in north Dublin yesterday.
Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

GARDAÍ HAVE SAID they are investigating the firing of a number of shots into the air during the funeral of Real IRA member Alan Ryan in north Dublin yesterday.

Gardaí have issued a statement this evening to say they are investigating the shots that were fired into the air as Ryan’s coffin was being removed from a house on Grange Abbey Drive in Donaghmede at around 9.30am yesterday.

Earlier Justice Minister Alan Shatter issued a strong-worded condemnation of the events at the funeral yesterday where men and women dressed in paramilitary-style uniforms were present.

There was also a strong Garda presence at the scene and in their statement this evening they said that nobody was injured and no property was damaged during the incident.

“An examination of the scene has taken place and incident room has been established at Clontarf Garda Station. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing,” the statement said.

Ryan, 31, was shot dead last Monday in Clongriffin in a gangland-style attack which also saw another man injured. One man has since been arrested in connection with that shooting.

Gardaí have appealed for anyone with any information to contact Clontarf Garda Station 01 666 4800, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

Read: Shatter slams ‘reprehensible’ events at Alan Ryan funeral

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