A major garda operation is underway at the funeral of murdered Eddie Hutch Senior in Dublin.
A major garda operation took place this morning in Dublin city centre as the streets around the funeral of Eddie Hutch today were locked down, with a huge number of armed and uniformed gardai keeping an eye on proceedings.
The funeral is taking place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Seán McDermott Street in the north inner city.
His body will be brought to Glasnevin Cemetery following the funeral.
Specially trained members of the Special Detective Unit, armed with sniper rifles, also kept a detailed surveillance of the area.
The operation was conducted by senior officers from Mountjoy garda station, with bomb sweeps also taking place as a precaution.
Sniffer dogs were brought around the area surrounding the church before the funeral took place while helicopters monitored the area from the air.