A EUROPEAN arrest warrant has been issued for a sister of the criminal Dundon brothers after she fled the country.
Annabel Dundon (23) left Limerick after she was charged with threatening to kill her brother's ex-girlfriend - April Collins.
Annabel is the sister of four Dundon brothers - Wayne (35), John (30), Dessie (29) and Ger (25) - who are all imprisoned and serving various sentences.
A fifth brother, Kenneth Jnr, no longer lives in Limerick and is not involved in crime.
It is believed Annabel may have fled to London where the Dundon family originally lived before moving to Limerick. However, her current location is unknown.
Ms Dundon is charged with threatening to kill April Collins outside a house in the village of Murroe, Co Limerick, on April 9, 2011.
April Collins – who acted as state witness in a trial against Wayne and John Dundon last year – is the former partner of Ger Dundon and the couple have three children.
When charged in 2011, Annabel was granted bail on a number of strict conditions at Limerick District Court.
These included that she must reside at her home address in Limerick city and sign on daily at Roxboro garda station.
She was also ordered to stay away from Ms Collins and not to apply for a passport.
The case was listed for trial at Limerick Circuit Criminal Court in May last year, but was adjourned after Ms Dundon failed to attend.
However, when the case came before the same court again the following month, defence counsel Shane O'Callaghan said he did not have any instructions from Ms Dundon as he had had no contact with her since it was last mentioned.
As a result of the non-appearance, Judge Carroll Moran granted an application by the State for a bench warrant to be issued for the arrest of Annabel Dundon. However, she has since fled Limerick, and the Herald has learned that a European arrest warrant has now been issued for her.
Dundon is alleged to have made the threat after Collins broke up from her Ger Dundon and began a relationship with |her current boyfriend and convicted gang rapist, Thomas O'Neill.
They were living in Murroe at the time when the alleged offence occurred.
O'Neill is also currently imprisoned and serving a|three-and-a-half-year sentence for committing a violent|robbery.
Ger Dundon is due to be released from prison next year after serving a sentence for violent disorder.
Elder brothers Dessie and John Dundon are both serving life sentences for two separate murders.
Wayne Dundon is serving a six-year sentence for threatening to kill two of April Collins' brothers.
Annabel's father, Kenneth Dundon, returned to the country earlier this year when his son, John, was on trial at the Special Criminal Court for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan, for which he was found guilty.