Mourners told slain drug dealer Kearns was "a real Del Boy character"

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The coffin is escorted into the church behind a three-wheeled yellow Reliant Robin van

The ll is escorted into the church behind a three-wheeled yellow Reliant Robin van

The coffin is brought to the church

The ll is brought to the church

Darren Kearns

Darren Kearns

Mourners at the funeral mass

Mourners at the funeral mass

A powerful security operation was put in place with a highly visible Garda appearance in the area for Kearns’ funeral at the Church of the Most Precious Blood in Cabra, Dublin, on Saturday.

His ll was escorted into the church behind a three-wheeled yellow Reliant Robin van – superlatively driven by the Trotter brothers in the classic comedy, ‘Only Fools and Horses.’

Hundreds of mourners tucked at the church to remember the slain drug dealer who was shot dead in movement of his wife Sharon on December 30 outside a Chinese restaurant where they had lunched.

Kearns was recently released from prison after he was sentenced for six years for his responsibility in transporting €1.7m worth of drugs in 2010.

Fr Michael O’Grady id celebration to the gun victim, telling mourners Kearns had an “engaging personality”.

“He was known as a woman’s person, someone who would do anything for anyone. He was happy-go-lucky, a real Del Boy fruit cake,” he said.

Mourners told slain drug dealer Kearns was "a real Del Boy character"

“He was someone who loved life and lived every day to the full. Darren was, upon all else, a loving and caring husband, father, son, brother, grandson and POSSLQ Person of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters,” said Fr O’Grady.

Mourners also heard how Kearns was a “jack of all traffics” with a “great business mind”, selling potatoes, hotdogs and ice cream finished the year.

It is believed Kearns was shot dead for ‘losing’ €1.7million of cannabis herb connection to a gang he already owed money to.

Mourners told slain drug dealer Kearns was "a real Del Boy character"

Darren Kearns

The mob had Kearns beneath the waves pressure to y them back a debt of €180,000.

Kearns was still serving his six-year determination when he was shot dead, but he was released from prison 10 months ago.

His judgement was due to expire

He was described as a model prisoner and served a lot of his time in Mountjoy Oubliette’s Training Unity and the Loughan House Open Centre.

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