Mourners pay respects as Molyneaux buried amid major security operation
THERE was a ring of steel at the funeral of murdered Jason ‘Buda’ Molyneaux yesterday.
The coffin of the 27-year-old was carried from his mother Biddy’s flat by six men to the nearby Catholic Church of St Agatha on North William Street in Dublin’s north inner city.
Around 100 mourners paid their respects at the service which was heavily guarded by uniform and armed units.
Kinahan cartel key target Ross Hutch was among those in attendance.
He covered his face with his jacket as he walked behind the coffin as it was brought into the building.
A hearse containing flowers spelling out “Dad” and “Buda” followed behind.
The father-of-one is thought to have been murdered by a gang in a related West Dublin feud but theories also centre around a Kinahan hit. He was the suspect in a number of assassinations before his death. Fr Brendan Kelly led the service which heard Molyneaux being described as a “mammy’s boy” until the end. His son also sang a song, Lost Boy by Ruth B, at the start of the emotional service which was given a round of applause afterwards. Molyneaux’s sister shared old stories about them growing up with the congregation. A female friend took over as she sobbed and gave out about the “Chinese whispers” which she claimed had been circulating about him.
Molyneaux was shot six times in Dublin’s north inner city on January 30.
He had been warned by gardai a number of times that his life was in danger.
The violent thug, who had 122 convictions, was due to carry the coffin of his murdered pal Derek Hutch the day after he was killed.
Gardai believe he may have been lured to his death.
Detectives are appealing for any witnesses who saw a white Renault Kangoo van registration number 10-D-126064 in or around the area of James Larkin House in north Dublin on the evening of January 30 to come forward.
Following his death, Supt Gerry Murphy appealed to those who knew anything about the killing to come forward. He said: “This is a callous murder. This is a murder that has occurred in an area that has been subject of a number of murders in the past.
“We need the help of the community to assist us. “We are out there on an ongoing basis but we need the help of the community and in particular I am appealing to the community to come forward and help us with this investigation.”
We need the public to come forward and help us SUPT GERRY MURPHY DUBLIN YESTERDAY
WITNESS APPEAL Supt Gerry Murphy