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Dundon brother set to be released

GER Dundon, one of four criminals brothers currently locked up, is about to be freed from prison.

The Herald has learned that Dundon (26), who was imprisoned for five years for violent disorder, as part of an extortion campaign against a Limerick night club promoter, will be released from prison by Sunday, if not earlier.

A leading member of what once was regarded as the country's most dangerous criminal gang – the McCarthy-Dundons – Ger walks free from prison to a much changed criminal landscape.


Three older brothers, Wayne, John and Dessie are serving varying sentences and the gang's influence in the Limerick area of Ballinacurra-Weston has been dismantled by gardai.

The gang suffered a major schism in recent years as associates have turned on each other, resulting in the jailing of various gang members.

In February 2011, Ger Dundon, who had 99 criminal convictions, was jailed for violent disorder at Sarsfield Avenue, Garryowen, Limerick, on February 17, 2010.

The jailing arose following attempts to extort €20,000 from nightclub promoter Mark Heffernan.

Last year at the Court of Criminal Appeal, Ger lost an appeal against the five-year sentence.

His barrister said at the hearing that after his release from prison, Ger Dundon intends going to England to take up employment.