Man arrested in connection with Alan Ryan murder

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan last September.

Man arrested in connection with Alan Ryan murder

A man has been arrested in connection with the death of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan last September.

The man who has been arrested is in his 20s. He was arrested in the Dublin area this morning and is being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at Coolock garda station.

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He is survived by his partner Stacey, daughter Alannah, mother Marion and siblings Anthony, Niamh, Dermot, Eoin and Vincent.

Ryan, 32, was one of the leaders of the RIRA Dublin branch and, with other members, had been trying to extort money from drugs gangs.

A convicted criminal, Ryan was notorious for racketeering – extorting cash from drug dealers and businessmen across the city and demanding protection money from firms.

He was jailed for taking part in a RIRA weapons training camp in Meath in 2001 and served time for possession of a firearm in a separate incident.

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