A candlelight vigil is taking place tonight in Dublin for George Nkencho, who was shot dead after a stand off with gardaí last month.

Over 100 people congregated outside Blanchardstown Garda Station which marks the culmination of 14 days of such gatherings.

Mr Nkencho was shot by a member of the Garda Armed Support Unit on 30 December outside his home in Manorsfield Drive in Clonee.

Gardaí had initially being called to a disturbance at a shop nearby and say they were threatened with a knife.

According to the Gardaí, a taser and pepper spray were used on the 27-year-old but were unsuccessful before a member of the ASU fired a number of shots.

Mr Nkencho was pronounced dead later in hospital.

George Nkencho

Today the family's solicitor Phelim O'Neill, confirmed that a second post-mortem examination - independent from the one carried out by the State, was conducted yesterday.

The examination was carried out by Professor Jack Crane, the former state pathologist in Northern Ireland.

Meanwhile, the  Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has said its investigation into the death is continuing.

It said it has taken witness statements and that a family liaison officer had been appointed on the evening of the shooting and has been in contact with the Nkenchos since then.

It said it would be inappropriate for GSOC to comment publicly on the direction or progress of the ongoing criminal investigation into Mr Nchenko's death.