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Thursday 2 October 2014

Murdered window cleaner John O'Regan laid to rest

Published 25/04/2014 | 13:46

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25 Apr 2014;  GV of coffin being carried from church after funeral mass.  Funeral of John O'Regan, Church of the Holy Spirity, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Coffin being carried from church after funeral mass. Photo: Caroline Quinn
25 Apr 2014;  GV of family and friends leaving church behind coffin.  Funeral of John O'Regan, Church of the Holy Spirity, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Family and friends leaving church behind coffin. Photo: Caroline Quinn
25 Apr 2014;  GV of coffin being carried from church after funeral mass.  Funeral of John O'Regan, Church of the Holy Spirity, Ballymun, Dublin. Picture: Caroline Quinn
Coffin being carried from church after funeral mass. Photo: Caroline Quinn

MURDERED window cleaner John O'Regan was laid to rest in Ballymun this morning.

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The 48-year-old Finglas native was shot dead on his way to work ten days ago.

Family and friends turned out at the Church of the Holy Spirity in Ballymun for the service.

He was shot up to six times with a handgun by the lone gunman who fled the scene on foot.

Detectives are probing whether a dangerous Finglas gang are behind the murder as it is believed that Mr O'Regan got involved in a dispute with a senior member of this mob in recent times and felt under threat.

Despite a lack of criminal convictions, sources say that Mr O’Regan was under investigation after gardai seized a shotgun from him which was not licensed to him.

Window cleaning equipment was found near the scene of the capital's latest gun murder and it is understood that Mr O'Regan was on his way to do a job.

Advanced paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade tried to save the man's life but he was pronounced dead in the Mater Hospital after being rushed there.

Local sources said a four-wheel-drive style vehicle was seen leaving the scene after the shooting.

The area where the attack occurred is a small cul de sac off the main Ballymun Road and is beside a school, which was closed today for the Easter Holidays.

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