Friday 27 April 2018

Four held over Limerick murders

Ed Carty

Two men and two women have been arrested over three Limerick murders.

The four were detained in the city after five men, inmates in prisons in Dublin and the Midlands, were released without charge over the killing of innocent men Shane Geoghegan and Roy Collins and gangland victim James Cronin.

The latest arrests were carried out this morning in Limerick city.

The suspects are all in their 20s and were detained under sections 30, 42 and 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Roxboro Road, Henry Street and Mayorstone Garda stations.

Gardai said a file on the five convicted criminals will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Garryowen rugby player Mr Geoghegan was shot dead in a case of mistaken identity near his home in Limerick in November 2008, while Mr Collins, a father of two, was shot in the back at his amusement arcade in Roxboro Shopping Centre, Limerick in April 2009.

The remains of Mr Cronin were discovered in a shallow grave in a field in Limerick in April 2008. The 20-year-old, from Janesboro, died from a single shotgun wound to the head.

James Dillon, of no fixed abode but from Limerick city, was jailed for life after pleading guilty to Mr Collins' murder.

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