Priest heckled over anti-drugs sermon

Priest heckled over anti-drugs sermon Darragh Nugent

A Dublin priest was jeered at by mourners when he gave a passionate sermon against crime and drugs during the funeral of a gangland murder victim.

Speaking at the funeral of Darragh Nugent – gunned down as part of a west Dublin feud – at the Church of Immaculate Heart of Mary in Rowlagh, Fr David Halpin said the murdered man had made “bad, bad decisions” that contributed to his death.

“We are here because one person thought that they were so important that another person’s life could simply be extinguished. There are more who share in the responsibility,” he said.

As he spoke, a number of mourners shouted “stop” and four people walked out.