GARDAI in Limerick say they do not expect any local repercussions after the murder of Limerick native Stephen ‘Dougie’ Moran, a relative of the notorious Dundon-McCarthy family.
The 46 year-old of Earlsfort View, Lucan, was shot outside his home on Saturday at 7.30pm.
However, gardai will be on high alert if Moran’s funeral is held in Limerick in the coming days, though funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.
“He may have been gone from Limerick for a long time, but he was very much attached to everything that went on down here. The Dundons always ran up to him in Dublin, and he was the one who collected Ger Dundon when he was released from prison recently,” said one source.
Ger Dundon was released from Wheatfield prison in January after he was imprisoned for five years for violent disorder as part of an extortion campaign against a Limerick night club promoter.
He is now believed to be living in England, while brothers John, Wayne and Dessie are behind bars.
Described by gardai as being “involved in the security business”, Moran was acting as a security guard and driver for John Gilligan, who survived an attempt on his own life two weeks ago.
While he left Limerick in the 1970s, the first cousin of the Dundons was well known to gardai locally, including for his attempt to intimidate a jury member in the trial relating to the murder of crime boss Kieran Keane.
A short time after the shooting, gardaí received a report of a car on fire at Glenvale, Lucan, believed to be the getaway vehicle.