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Funeral of murdered prison officer takes place

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Funeral of murdered prison officer takes place
Adrian Ismay
Adrian Ismay
Funeral of murdered prison officer takes place

The funeral of murdered prison officer Adrian Ismay, 52, has taken place today in Belfast.

A booby-trap bomb exploded under the father-of three's car on March 4.

Mr Ismay died 11 days later.

A group calling itself the 'New IRA' claimed responsibility for the attack.

One man has appeared in court charged with murder.

There were reports that when news of the death of Mr Ismay filtered though to republican prisoners, they lit cigars and goaded prison officers.

A public vigil will be held at Belfast City Hall today.