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Fourteen arrested after Michael Barr funeral under Terrorism Act

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Arrests made in Strabane after Michael Barr funeral
Arrests made in Strabane after Michael Barr funeral
Michael Barr funeral in Strabane
Michael Barr funeral in Strabane

Fourteen people have been arrested after a police operation during the funeral of dissident republican Michael Barr earlier today.

Barr, 34, was shot dead in the Sunset House pub in north Dublin on Monday, April 25, at around 9.30pm.

It's thought that the murder was part of the deadly ongoing feud between rival drug cartels in Dublin.

Earlier today, men wearing military-style fatigues flanked the coffin of Barr before he was laid to rest at St Mary's Church in Strabane.

There was a large police presence at the funeral.

The coffin of the dissident republican was draped in a Tricolour as it was carried into the church.

The Strabane man was reportedly a known associate of the Regency Hotel 'Flat Cap' killer who is also said to be from the area.

Two men approached Barr in the pub on the evening of his death, shooting him in the head and body before making off in an Audi A6 car which was later found burned out.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the PSNI said: "As a result of the policing operation at the funeral of Michael Barr in Strabane earlier today, 14 males have been arrested under the Terrorism Act."