Funeral lockdown for gun victim O'Driscoll

Funeral lockdown for gun victim O'Driscoll

Gardai pictured at the scene on the Old Commons road, Cork city where dissident republican Aidan O’Driscoll was fatally shot.

TIGHT security is expected to be in place next week when the funeral of murder victim Aidan O’Driscoll takes place.

Although the post mortem on the 37-year-old’s body concluded yesterday, his remains can be held up until Monday under the Coroners Act.

It is expected his funeral will take place later next week, amid very tight security given his links to dissident republicanism.

Gardai are today continuing to hunt the two men who approached and shot him on Old Commons Road just before 5pm today.

Searches are being carried out for the weapon used in the daring attack. It is not known what weapon was used.

He had recently returned playing football with Delanys GAA who announced that they were cancelling all activities this weekend as a mark of respect to his family.

Gunned down: Aidan O'Driscoll
Gunned down: Aidan O'Driscoll

Club chairman Brian Twomey, expressed deep sadness at his death. “I knew Aidan for about 30 years and I can only talk about the man I knew. He was a terrible nice fella and couldn't do enough for anyone."

Gardai have appealed for witnesses who have not yet spoken to gardaí to come forward.

And Superintendent Mick Comyns made a special appeal to anyone with information about three vehicles linked to the murder – a silver Nissan Almera burnt out at Redemption Road, a white Vauxhall Astra van burnt out at Killeens and a red Opel Astra car seen around the same time in Killeens.

Gardai can be contacted at Anglesea Street station on (021) 4522000.

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