Hooded gangs erect flags in honour of slain terror boss

Conor Feehan and Ken Foy

Hooded men have placed Tricolours and black flags on the lamp-posts all around the Grange Abbey area of Donaghmede, north Dublin, following the murder of RIRA boss Alan Ryan.

And at the home of the terror boss, a massive Tricolour flies from an upstairs window of the house, while another Tricolour and a black flag hanging on a pole outside.


Locals reported seeing men with hoods using ladders to place the flags on the poles.

The lamp-posts all around the roundabout at the entrance to Grange Abbey have been decorated with the republican emblems, reminiscent of the days of the hunger strikes in the early 1980s.

And at the Ryan home on Grange Abbey Drive, a huge Tricolour can be seen draped on a pole from a bedroom window.

Meanwhile, at nearby Grange Lodge Avenue, where Ryan was gunned down on Monday, a large slogan saying Alan Ryan RIP IRA has been painted in red letters on a wall.

At the spot where Ryan and his associate were targeted the blood stains can still be seen running from the path to the road.

Floral tributes and candles mark the spot where Ryan was gunned down.

Gardai expect Ryan to be given a paramilitary funeral for which a policing plan is being prepared.