John Dundon charged with Shane Geoghegan’s murder

LIMERICK man John Dundon has appeared at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today charged with the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

LIMERICK man John Dundon has appeared at the Special Criminal Court in Dublin today charged with the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan.

The 30 year old, from the Hyde Road, is the second person charged with the Garryowen rugby player’s murder in 2008, a case of mistaken identity.

Dundon was brought before the non-jury Special Criminal Court to be charged with the murder.

The charge was read to Dundon, who made no reply other than to confirm his name and was remanded in custody for six weeks.

Prosecuting counsel told the court the DPP had directed that the trial should be heard in the non-jury court as the ordinary courts were “inadequate to secure the effective administration of justice”.

Dundon appeared in the court shortly after 9.30am this morning.

Earlier in the week the DPP directed that the charge be brought against him. The investigation was carried out by local detective units in Roxboro Road and Henry Street Garda stations, assisted by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.