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Gun-attack brothers are buried

Gardai maintained a discreet presence at the funerals of slain criminal brothers Paul and Kenneth Corbally in Dublin today.

The funeral Mass for the brothers was scheduled to take place at St Matthew's Church, Ballyfermot, at 10am with burial afterwards at Esker cemetery in Lucan.

A 14-year-old boy was wounded during the fatal gun attack on the brothers' car in Clondalkin on Monday night.

He was discharged from hospital yesterday.

Paul Corbally (35) and Kenneth (32) are believed to have been hit by a total of 12 bullets.

Armed detectives patrolled the area around the church today while members of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations mingled with mourners.

Parish priest Fr Seamus Ryan was the celebrant at the funeral Mass.

Last night, final preparations were being made for their coffins to be borne to the church by horse-drawn carriage as both men had a keen interest in horses when they were younger.

A masked gunmen riddled the brothers' Lexus car on Neilstown Road at 8pm on Monday. The two brothers, natives of Drumfinn Avenue, Ballyfermot, were sitting in the front seats of the vehicle.

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