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PICTURES: Huge garda presence for Alan Ryan anniversary march

One man was arrested for public order offences but gardaí say the event went off smoothly.

THERE WAS A significant garda presence in the Donaghmede/Balgriffin area of Dublin this afternoon as Real IRA supporters gathered to mark the anniversary of former boss Alan Ryan.

The 31-year-old was shot dead in a housing estate in Clongriffin on 3 September last year.

Gardaí told TheJournal.ie that the event passed off smoothly, with just one arrest for a public order offence. About 200 people attended the march.

A garda liaison has been in contact with the Ryan family in recent weeks. The march began at the family home in Grange Abbey before proceeding to Balgriffin’s Fingal Cemetery.

PICTURES: Huge garda presence for Alan Ryan anniversary march
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  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
  • Alan Ryan Memorial March

    Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

There was outrage in the area last year after men and women dressed in paramilitary gear fired a volley of shots over the convicted criminal’s coffin as it was being removed from the family home. Justice Minister Alan Shatter later described the display as “reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable”.

Read: Huge security operation in place in Donaghmede ahead of dissident march

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