More than 200 attend march for Real IRA man Alan Ryan
- 8 September 2013
- From the section Europe
There was a heavy police presence in Dublin as more than 200 people marched to mark the first anniversary of the murder of Real IRA member, Alan Ryan.
The Dubliner was shot several times at a street in the Clongriffin area of the city on 3 September 2012.
On Saturday, hundreds of officers were on duty as Ryan's supporters marched from his former home in Donaghmede to his grave at Fingal cemetery.
Several police units were involved, including the air support unit.
After his death last year, Ryan was given a paramilitary-style funeral, with several masked men and women accompanying the cortege.
A volley of shots was fired over his coffin as it left his home.
At the time, Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter described the show of strength as "reprehensible and absolutely unacceptable" and said gardaí (police) would "rigorously" pursue any breaches of the law.
A number of people were arrested and questioned in the days that followed the funeral.
During the anniversary march, police officers lined the cemetery to prevent a repeat of the show of strength.
In 2000, Ryan had been jailed over the discovery of a Real IRA training camp at Stamullen, County Meath.