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Dublin: Security operation during Vincent Ryan funeral

A cortege dressed in white shirts and black ties escorting the funeral car to the local Church of the Holy Trinity in north Dublin Image copyright RTE
Image caption A cortege dressed in white shirts and black ties escorting the funeral car to the local Church of the Holy Trinity in north Dublin

Gardai are carrying out a security operation at the funeral of Vincent Ryan who was shot dead last week in Dublin.

It is understood this is to prevent a recurrence of the paramilitary display that occurred at his brother Alan's funeral more than three years ago.

Mr Ryan's family have said Vincent Ryan was not in the IRA and that there will not be a military display, RTÉ reports.

The funeral is being held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, north Dublin.

'Tomorrow is not promised'

Men wearing white shirts and black ties escorted the 25 year olds coffin to his family home in Donaghmede on Monday evening.

It it understood a tricolour was draped on the coffin.

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Image caption Gardai hope their presence will prevent a recurrence of the paramilitary display that occurred at his brother Alan's funeral more than three years ago, RTÉ reports.

A cortege, which was also dressed in white shirts and black ties, followed the funeral car while travelling to the local Church of the Holy Trinity.

The ceremony was led by Fr Gerry Corcoran.

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