Tuesday 24 October 2017

Gardai: Probe into murder of Alan Ryan ‘ongoing and active’

Dissident Republican shot last year

Alan Ryan
Alan Ryan

Gareth Naughton

THE garda investigation into the murder of dissident republican Alan Ryan is ongoing and active, the inquest into his death has heard.

Ryan (32) from Grange Abbey Drive in Donaghmede, Dublin 13, was gunned down on the street in broad daylight at Grange Lodge Avenue, Clongriffin in north Dublin on September 3 last year. He was a leading member of the Real IRA in Dublin and gardaí considered him a significant crime figure.

Ryan was killed when a gun man approached him from behind as he walked on the street with two friends. He opened fire and shot him multiple times.  His paramilitary-style funeral was interpreted as a show of force by the Real IRA and sparked huge controversy. The father of one's murder is understood to be part of an ongoing gangland feud.

Updating the Dublin coroner on progress in the investigation, Inspector Donal Waters said that it is still “active and ongoing”. He requested another six month adjournment of the inquest.

Coroner Dr Brian Farrell adjourned the inquest for further mention on October 6 to allow time for gardaí to continue their investigation.

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