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Specialist gardai recalled to Dublin ahead of David Byrne wake

Specialist gardai recalled to Dublin ahead of David Byrne wake

Elite gardai have been recalled from the border to Dublin ahead of this weekend’s wake for murdered gangster David Byrne (34).

Emergency Response Unit (ERU) officers were sent to the border regions after Garda Tony Golden was gunned down by a thug with republican ties in Co Louth.

Gardai and ERU members are to begin a five-day security operation ahead of the funeral of David Byrne, which is to take place next Monday.

David Byrne

The remains of Mr Byrne were released to undertakers yesterday and it is thought his remains will be brought to his family home this evening or tomorrow morning.

Flowers outside the Regency Hotel where Byrne was gunned down on Friday

Mr Byrne's body will be waked in his parents’ home at Raleigh Square in Crumlin for the whole weekend ahead of the funeral at 12.30pm on Monday.

Garda are said to be concerned at the time that Byrne's body will be waked in the family home, which could increase the risk of a revenge-style attack..

Separate plans are to be put in place for the funeral of Eddie Hutch, who was shot in a revenge attack on Monday night. His funeral is expected to take place later on next week.

Eddie Hutch Snr

Byrne's funeral will take place in Dublin's south inner city on Monday morning and gardai are going to put a major security operation in place for it.

The funeral Mass at St Francis Street Church will be followed by burial at Mount Jerome Cemetery in Harold's Cross.

The funeral of Mr Hutch (59) - the brother of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch and uncle of Gary Hutch - is also expected to take place next week. Eddie Hutch Snr was shot dead at his home in Poplar Row on Monday night.

It's understood Eddie was murdered on the order of the Kinahan cartel in revenge for Friday's murder of Byrne in the Regency.