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Dissidents 'weed out' Ryan gang

HIGH-LEVEL dissident IRA figures have travelled to Dublin to carry out a "major overhaul" of the criminal organisation, the Herald has learned.

Alongside the plans to murder criminals who refuse to pay extortion money, senior RIRA figures have begun the process of "weeding out" rank-and-file members who have fallen foul of the organisation.

Four high-level men were sent to the capital from the North after bosses ordered an "intense clean-up" of how the organisation operates.

Sources have confirmed over a dozen members who previously worked closely with Alan Ryan are to be sidelined in the coming weeks.

"We were shocked when we came down and saw the type of 's**t' that Ryan had running the show. They are nothing short of rabble and they have no place in the organisation," the Herald's source said.