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Alan Ryan murder: Arrest over shots at Real IRA man's funeral

  • 7 November 2012
  • From the section Europe
Paramilitaries at Alan Ryan funeral
There was a paramilitary 'show of strength' at Alan Ryan's funeral last month

A man has been arrested in connection with dissident republican activity at the funeral of a leading Real IRA member in Dublin two months ago.

Alan Ryan was murdered in Clongriffin, north Dublin on 3 September.

Shots were fired over the 32-year-old's coffin as it left his Donaghmede home five days later. The funeral was accompanied by masked men and women.

Irish police have arrested a man in his 30s in connection with the possession and discharge of firearms.

He was detained on Tuesday night and is being questioned at Raheny police station.

The Irish Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, described the show of strength by the Real IRA at the funeral as "reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable".

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