Ten men in court over ‘funeral home ambush’



Ten men received suspended sentences for their parts in what was described as a “planned ambush” at Smyth’s Funeral Home in Roscommon town two years ago.

  The incident in which a man was attacked with machetes, knives and chains, followed a prolonged feud between cousins in families based in Dublin and Roscommon.

  Michael Mongan from Roscommon town was attending the funeral of his sister-in-law when he was set upon in what was described as a “savage attack”.

  Gardaí identified all eleven people from CCTV footage. They were all given suspended sentences ranging from two years to seven years in duration.