August 18th, 2017

Gallery: Sympathisers pay their respects ahead of funeral for Eddie Hutch Snr

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh

Sympathisers arrived to Portland Row this evening to pay their respects to the late Eddie 'Neddy' Hutch Snr who was gunned down in his home last week.

Crowds of sympathisers gathered at the home of Hutch's sister on Portland Row this evening where he is being waked.

The father-of-three was shot in his house on Poplar Row last week.

Taxi driver Eddie (59) had no known involvement in crime and was seen as a “soft target”.

His killing, allegedly carried out by members of the Christy Kinahan drugs cartel, was seen as a revenge attack for the assassination of David Byrne at the Regency Hotel.

Eddie was the brother of Gerry (52), the suspected armed robber known as The Monk.

Their nephew, Gary Hutch (34), was shot dead in Spain last September, allegedly by the Kinahan gang.

There will be an increased garda presence on the streets ahead of the second gangland funeral in only a week.