Saturday 3 December 2016

Hutch funeral: Garda dogs carry out sweeps for explosives in graveyard as part of major security operation

Published 19/02/2016 | 10:55

The coffin is carried to the church at the funeral of Eddie Hutch at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin.
The coffin is carried to the church at the funeral of Eddie Hutch at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin.
The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
General view of hearse being carried to church.
Mourners arrive at Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
General view of hearse being carried to church.
The coffin is carried to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, for the funeral of Eddie Hutch, Dublin.
The funeral procession leaves the home of Eddie Hutch senior.
The funeral of Eddie Hutch (snr).
The coffin of Eddie Hutch senior is carried from his home.
The remains of Eddie Hutch (Snr) are brought to his funeral mass this morning.
The Garda helicopter over Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, Dublin where the funeral of Eddie hutch took place.
The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
The pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead last week.
The remains of Eddie Hutch (snr) are brought to his funeral mass.
Garda sniffer dogs patrol the area around Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin before the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
Gardai and emergency services on the streets of inner city Dublin before the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead last week.
The remains of Eddie Hutch (snr) are brought to his funeral mass.
The remains of Eddie Hutch (snr) are brought to his funeral mass this morning.
The remains of Eddie Hutch who was shot dead in his home in Dublin last week are brought to his sister Margaret's home on Portland Row this evening under a heavy Garda presence.. Picture Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Garda Dog Unit carried out sweeps for explosives at Glasnevin Cemetery ahead of the burial of Eddie Hutch Snr this morning.

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A major garda operation is in place on Dublin's northside as the funeral of the gangland victim takes place. 

More than 100 armed and uniformed gardaí are stationed on the streets around the funeral and several streets surrounding the area are in lockdown.

Specialised dogs carried out sweeps of both the church and the cemetery before the service.

The 59-year-old taxi driver was murdered his Ballybough home in Poplar Row on Dublin's north inner city earlier this month.

The father-of-five, a brother of convicted criminal Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, was attacked just three days after Crumlin native David Byrne (34) was killed in the Regency Hotel shooting. He was described as a 'soft target'.

The funeral procession leaves the home of Eddie Hutch senior.
The funeral procession leaves the home of Eddie Hutch senior.

He is the second victim of gangland violence in the family in less than a year. His nephew Gary Hutch was killed in a shooting in the Costa del Sol, Spain last September. The 34-year-old was gunned down beside a swimming pool in an apartment complex.

Today, Fr Richard Ebejer addressed the congregation at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes on Sean McDermott Street this morning and said the Hutch family have asked that they be no retaliation for the murder.

The coffin is carried to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, for the funeral of Eddie Hutch, Dublin.
The coffin is carried to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Sean Mc Dermott Street, for the funeral of Eddie Hutch, Dublin.

The family made the same plea following the murder of Gary Hutch, the killing which is believed to have marked the beginning of the latest outbreak of gangland violence.

"...one does not want to seek revenge or to have retaliation," the funeral of Eddie Hutch Snr heard this morning.

Mourners arrive at Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
Mourners arrive at Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.

"This is what the family had asked for, right from the very beginning, that there will be no retaliation.

"This is indeed ‘goodness’ in the face of evil.

The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.

"They now call on everybody for this cycle of violence to stop, and to stop now."

"Nobody deserves to die in the way Neddy died", he added.

The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.
The coffin is carried into Our of Lourdes Church in Dublin for the funeral of Eddie Hutch senior who was shot dead in the north inner city last week.

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