A week ago a Dublin parish priest from Tallaght presided over the funerals of three young criminal thugs who were killed as the Garda chased their getaway car.
During the Mass of Dean Maguire people shouted:
DEAN – YOU FUCKING LEGEND”.
The banner below was on the altar:
The banner, glorifying the crimes of burglary and armed robbery read:
“YOU KNOW THE SCORE
GET ON THE FLOOR
DON’T BE FUNNY,
SHOW ME THE MONEY’
The offerty procession of the funeral contained the tools of criminality and burglary – a screw driver, a stanley knife etc.
The funeral flowers also glorified crime.
The night before the funeral the hearse was driven through Dublin city in a convoy of criminar cars and jeeps which drove through red lights.
The DUBLIN CRIMINAL FRATERNITY got dozens of young men, wearing Rolex watches and driving four wheel beach cars to drive around areas glorifying the dead thugs.
Here is an interview on the RTE liveline programme presented by Joe Duffy:
This priest, Hugh Kavanagh, who does not seem to be the brightest button on the shirt, seems to have a history of mingling with parishioners in rough areas and not challenging misbehaviour. Of course irrational people love that.
Two years ago, the then Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin said very clearly the CRIMINAL SHOW FUNERALS should not be allowed in churches.
Those instructions were massively ignored on this occasion.
WAS FR KAVANAGH POWERLESS?
My impression is that Kavanagh is weak and a people pleaser!
He should have intervened, had the banner and flowers removed from the church and banned the glorification of criminality in the offertory procession.
And if he met resistance he should have walked off the altar.
If a gun was then literally put to his head, he could have continued and told afterwards that he celebrated at gunpoint.
But Kavanagh said nothing and did nothing.
FATHER DONAL ROCHE told the Mail and Irish Times:
Father Donal Roche, who did not conduct the service but was at the funeral to help with Covid-19 regulations, told RTÉ Liveline: ‘It was the most disturbing liturgy I have ever been at. There was a sense of restlessness, and the priest officiating was up against it.’
He told The Irish Times he was unaware of the offerings and had not read the banner but said they were ‘terrible’, while describing the eulogies as ‘very strange’.
Father Roche added that there was no mention of the truck driver who was hospitalised with injuries to his legs after the three men collided with the lorry.
Father Roche later said that he thought he was going to be assaulted at the funeral.
Dermot Farrell should ban all future show funerals.
He should remove Fr Kavanagh from his current parish and reassign him as a sign that a priest’s inaction is not acceptable.
The Garda need to be given wider powers to tackle the growing criminal problem in Dublin.
They should be allowed to shoot armed criminals without facing any discipline.
The future of Dublin and Ireland is threatened.
The enemies are the criminals and drug dealers.
I have no sympathy for the three killed – apart from the grief of their families.
In fact Ireland is safer without them.