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Gangland figure Paul Kavanagh laid to rest

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Funeral: Mourners at Paul Kavanagh's funeral in Drimnagh today
Funeral: Mourners at Paul Kavanagh's funeral in Drimnagh today
Gangland figure Paul Kavanagh laid to rest
Gangland figure Paul Kavanagh laid to rest
Gangland figure Paul Kavanagh laid to rest
Gangland figure Paul Kavanagh laid to rest

The funeral of Ireland's latest gangland victim took place today at a church on the side side of Dublin city.

Paul Kavanagh

The brother of infamous figure Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh was buried today in Palmerstown Cemetery less than two weeks after being gunned down. 

Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh

A funeral procession began at the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel on Mourne Road in Drimnagh before the victim's body was transferred to the graveyard. 

His funeral was attended today by friends and family, most notably his "beloved partner" Gemma and his two daughters. 

The father-of-two was shot several times as he sat in a car on Church Avenue in Drumcondra on March, 26. It is believed the 27-year-old was murdered by his own gang for pocketing drug money. 

His murder is the second gangland killing in the family in a year. His brother Gerard ‘Hatchet’ Kavanagh was shot dead by two masked assassins in Spain last year.

Kavanagh, also from Drimnagh, was an enforcer in Christy Kinahan’s drug organisation.

However, it is believed he had a falling out with Irish criminals based in the Costa Del Sol.