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Saturday 23 August 2014

Gangster Ger Dundon returns for funeral of accused’s mother

Kathryn Hayes and Ken Foy

Published 08/05/2014 | 07:04

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GANGSTER Ger Dundon has returned from the UK to attend memorial services for the mother of murder-accused Nathan Killeen.

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Convicted criminal Dundon (26) was among those at Cross's funeral home on Lower Gerald Griffin Street in Limerick yesterday when Killeen arrived under armed garda escort.

Killeen (24) is on trial at the Special Criminal Court, accused of murdering Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

The murder trial was adjourned earlier in the week to allow Killeen to attend memorial services.

Dressed in a t-shirt and jeans, Dundon, whose brother Wayne Dundon is a co-accused in the murder trial, was at the funeral home just as the prison van pulled up with Killeen shortly before 2pm. Ger Dundon was released from jail in January. 

Sources say that Dundon previously returned to Limerick from the UK for one night a fortnight ago, and he stayed at his family home at Hyde Road in the city.

The Herald previously revealed that gardai plan to interview Dundon about the gun murder of his close associate Stephen ‘Dougie' Moran in Lucan on St Patrick's weekend.

The navy unmarked prison van was driven into a yard at the side of the funeral home before Killeen was taken out.

Members of the armed Regional Support Unit blocked the road outside for the duration of the visit, which lasted around 15 minutes.

An hour earlier at around 12.50pm, Nathan Killeen's 28-year-old sister Ciara Killeen,  partner of John Dundon, arrived at the funeral home along with one of her young sons.

Floral tributes for the deceased, Susan Killeen (55), were brought into the funeral home before the cortege left for the family home in Ashe Avenue, John Carew Park, last night.

Ms Killeen, with an address in Caherdavin, Limerick, was found in the canal at Locke Quay, Limerick, last Friday.

Gardai are not treating her death as suspicious.

Her funeral Mass will take place at midday today at the Holy Family Church in Southill.

Nathan Killeen along with Wayne Dundon, from Lenihan Avenue in Limerick, have both denied the murder of Roy Collins, who was shot dead on April 9, 2009.

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