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Man arrested over shots fired at Alan Ryan's funeral

Almost 20 arrests have been made by Gardaí investigating the events that surrounded the burial of the high-profile Republican.

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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING THE possession and discharge of firearms during the funeral procession of high-profile Republican Alan Ryan have arrested a man.

The male who is in his 30s was detained last night and is being questioned at Raheny Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act. The arrest is part of Operation Ambience, the investigation set up in response to the events of 8 September at Grange Abbey Drive in Donaghmede.

Certain events at Ryan’s funeral, including mourners dressing up in paramilitary-style uniforms and a gun salute, were described as reprehensible by the Justice Minister Alan Shatter and led to a major operation by Gardaí. More than 200 Gardaí were involved in a search operation and an incident room was set up at Clontarf Garda station. Seventeen people were arrested as part of that investigation. Three men, including Ryan’s younger brother Vincent, were subsequently charged for being members of an illegal organisation.

Two men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of the 31-year-old father on 3 September.

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