Sunday 18 March 2018

John Dundon gets legal aid over charge of murdering Shane Geoghegan

Brian Kavanagh

A BOOK of evidence has been served on Limerick man John Dundon, who is charged with the murder of Shane Geoghegan four years ago.

In August, John Dundon (29), with a last address at Hyde Road, Limerick, was charged with the murder of the 28-year-old Garryowen rugby player at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, on November 9, 2008.

The case was brought before the non-jury Special Criminal Court as the Director of Public Prosecutions certified that the ordinary courts were inadequate to secure the administration of justice.

Counsel for Mr Dundon, barrister Shane O’Callaghan, this morning asked that legal aid be granted to his client, as a statement of means furnished to the court detailed how Mr Dundon had no income and no assets.

Barrister Sean Guerin, for the State, said the prosecution was making no submission on the statement of means.

Presiding judge Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, said the court would grant legal aid and backdate the order to August 17.

He remanded the accused man in custody to appear before the non-jury court via video link on October 30.

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