Priest calls for no retaliation as Michael Keogh laid to rest

Keogh was gunned down in an underground car park on Dorset Street on May 31

There was a heavy garda presence in the north inner city this morning as mourners gathered at Francis Xavier's Church on Gardiner Street to say a final farewell to gun victim Michael Keogh.

Keogh, a suspected Kinahan associate, was gunned down in an underground car park on Dorset Street on May 31.

His heartbroken sons, Karl and Jake paid emotional tributes to their dad during the ceremony, while his nieces read touching tributes to their beloved uncle.

The body of the dad-of-two, 37, was discovered in a VW Golf underneath the Sheridan Court apartment complex, which was Keogh's last known address.

It's understood he was on his way to start a new construction job which he had posted excitedly about on Facebook a few hours previously.

Reflecting his enthusiasm for his upcoming job, a hard hat and high-vis jacket were placed by his coffin, along with a photo of Michael with his two children.

A motorbike helmet and toy bike were also placed on the coffin, honouring his life's passion.

During the funeral Mass, the priest asked that the congregation not to reflect on revenge but on moving forward in life, saying: "There are no words to describe the loss you feel but I ask that we embrace Michael's gift to us; to go on living our lives and go forward and make life worthwhile.

"I know from meeting Michael's sisters that is something they agree with."

It's feared the 37-year-old's attackers may have been monitoring him on Facebook and were aware of his movements.

A burnt out car with a weapon inside it was discovered on Clonliffe Avenue in Drumcondra a short time after his body was found.

Investigator's believe this vehicle was connected to Keogh's untimely death.

Keogh is survived by his two sons, father, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and wide circle of friends.

It's believed he was killed as part of the Hutch/Kinahan feud which has so far claimed 12 lives since the first murder in September 2015. Ten of those killings were carried out by the Kinahan gang.

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