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Major security operation in place for funeral of Eddie Hutch

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Armed gardai near the house where Eddie Hutch's body was reposing last night
Armed gardai near the house where Eddie Hutch's body was reposing last night

A major garda operation will take place as the streets around the funeral of Eddie Hutch today will be in lockdown, with more than 100 armed and uniformed gardaí keeping an eye on proceedings.

The funeral will take place at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Seán McDermott Street this morning.

His body will then be brought to Glasnevin Cemetery.

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A major garda operation will take place as the streets around the funeral will be in lockdown, with more than 100 armed and uniformed gardaí keeping an eye on proceedings.

Specially trained members of the SDU, armed with sniper rifles, will also keep a detailed surveillance of the area.

The operation will be conducted by senior officers from Mountjoy garda station, with bomb sweeps also taking place as a precaution.

This morning's service will take place at the same church where Gary Hutch's funeral was held in October.

Gary, the nephew of Gerry and Eddie Snr, was shot dead at the Miraflores apartment complex near Marbella, Spain, on the orders of the mob that is now led by Daniel Kinahan.

At the funeral, senior members of the Hutch family called for an end to the violence and for "no retaliation" for Gary Hutch's murder.

However, a number of tit-for-tat shootings have taken place in the past number of months.

The priest officiating today's funeral, Fr Richard Ebejer, has also said that the Hutch family have told him they want the violence to stop.