Sunday 17 December 2017

Innocent gangland victim to be laid to rest

Martin O'Rourke
Martin O'Rourke
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

The devastated family of innocent gangland victim Martin O'Rourke have thanked the public for the outpouring of support since his murder.

Mr O'Rourke will be laid to rest today after a mass in Halston Street Church which will be lead by Fr Bryan Shortall.

His father-in-law Larry Power said: "We just want to say a big, huge thank you to the community in Sheriff Street on behalf of the family and Martin's three children.

" They've been very supportive, it's a very strong community down there," added Mr Power.

Following a public appeal for help, more than €5,000 has flooded in for his funeral expenses and to help his young children in the future.

The Dublin man was killed in a case of mistaken identity. The shooting of Mr O'Rourke on April 14 at 12.25pm was the latest incident in the feud between the Kinahan and Hutch gangs.

Mr O'Rourke's fiancé Angelina is pregnant with the couple's fourth child and has spoken of her heartbreak.

"All I want is to have him back," she said.

Irish Independent

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