Funeral takes place of man murdered in Coolock
Kenneth “The Bull” Finn was ‘king of one-liners’, sister told mourners
The remains arrive at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney for the funeral of Kenneth Finn two weeks ago. Photograph: Collins
Mr Finn was allegedly a so-called hit man for a variety of organised crime figures and allegedly involved in the murder of the dissident IRA leader Alan Ryan, in September 2012. He was also alleged to have worked for a man behind several Tiger kidnap and extortion crimes and drug deal. The man was reported not to have attended the funeral.
For the funeral and in a brief homily, Fr John Ennis of Our Lady of Consolation Church, Donnycarney, concentrated on the theme of friendship.
Mr Finn’s sister, Hazel said he had been “a great brother, a great father, a great son, a great uncle and a very loyal friend to a lot of people”.
On this occasion, she wanted him remembered in the best way possible – “he was very funny, he was very witty, he was a king of one-liners and I’d like it to be a celebration of his life”.
After his funeral Mass, Mr Finn’s remains were taken to Dardistown Crematorium. He is survived by his parents Paddy and Mary, and siblings.