Hundreds of friends, family and supporters attended Alan Ryan's funeral today in Balgriffin cementary today.
More than 200 supporters accompanies the coffin in "uniform" of white shirt and black trousers.
Colin Duffy spoke at the graveside.
The Media have portrayed Ryan, and the RIRA as having become "ordinary criminals" mainly through innuendo. The RIRA have claimed to have killed drug dealers.
There is a contradiction between press reports that claim the RIRA raises money from drug dealers and the 32CSG, who say that the group is against all drug dealing.
Reports appear to agree that Ryan was killed by criminals / a criminal who had come under attack from the RIRA, who appear to be carrying out an extreme form of armed vigilanteism, acting as judge, jury and executioner.
I don't understand how anyone could think these activities would bring a united Ireland any closer.
The 32 County Sovereignty Movement (CSM), which is seen as the political wing of the RIRA, had condemned the "cowardly murder" of their friend, comrade and activist. Outside the church, the men in military gear changed in to the 'uniform' in a white van and were shield by associates to avoid arrest. They changed again for the burial, where the graveside oration was given by well-known republican Colin Duffy.
Ryan was due to go on trial for an alleged extortion racket and threatening a city-centre publican and making him cease trading within 24 hours. He was previously 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.
He was one of the leaders of the RIRA in Dublin where, with other members, he had been trying to extort money from drugs gangs, as well as legitimate businesses across the capital. The 32 CSM had claimed that Ryan had worked tirelessly to tackle the scourge of drugs.