Victim of suspected gangland shooting laid to rest

The victim of a suspected gangland hit in Co. Meath was laid to rest in Dublin today as the search for his killer continues.

Last week, 26-year-old Paul Gallagher's body was found on farmer's land after his family reported him missing to Gardaí in Drogheda.

On Wednesday evening, their worst fears were realised when his body was found in a field at Ballymacan, Co. Meath.

A post mortem revealed he had been shot a number of times.

Today, family and friends gathered at the Church of the Holy Trinity in his hometown of Donaghmede to pay their final respects.

The young father of one was then laid to rest at a cemetery in nearby Sutton.

Mr Gallagher was well known to Gardaí and his links with organised crime are being examined as part of the investigation into his murder.

One theory being considered is that he was shot while collecting a debt.

Gardaí are particularly interested in tracking the movements of a red Volkswagen Golf with a 01-Louth registration.

Anyone who saw a car fitting that description travelling between Donaghmede and the Louth/Meath border on Monday night is asked to come forward

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