By Conor Feehan
Thursday January 29 2009
The funeral of Tallaght gangland victim Stephen O'Halloran, who was shot dead outside his home on January 19, took place as gardai continue to hunt for his killers.
O'Halloran was targeted by two men armed with 9mm Glock handguns as he sat in his car on Kilmartin Drive.
Two friends who were in the car with him were also shot but fled to the safety of O'Halloran's house before being rushed to hospital.
The remains of the father-of-one were reposing at a relative's house last night before being brought to St Aidan's Church in Tallaght's Brookfield for the funeral mass at noon today. Burial was immediately afterwards at Newlands Cross Cemetery.
O'Halloran (20), was a small-time local criminal believed to have been trying to gain a foothold on drug distribution before being killed by rivals.
The two other men, Anthony Harte (25), from Kilcarrig Gardens in Tallaght and Paul Corr (21), from Griffeen Glen Dale in Lucan, were both hit in the attack, but are expected to recover from their injuries.
Two semi-automatic Glock handguns found near the scene of the shooting are being closely examined for DNA or other forensic evidence.
- Conor Feehan