Dundon brothers to appear before Special Criminal Court

Petula Martyn

Reporter:

Petula Martyn

Wayne Dundon earns €170 a week selling horses according to a statement of means that was provided to Limerick District Court where he applied for free legal aid to cover the expenses of his legal team when he appears before a Special Criminal Court.

Wayne Dundon earns €170 a week selling horses according to a statement of means that was provided to Limerick District Court where he applied for free legal aid to cover the expenses of his legal team when he appears before a Special Criminal Court.

Dundon’s defence barrister told the court “for the benefit of the media”, his client instructed him to state that he has never turned his back on the court or shown any disrespect to the court.

Brothers, Wayne and John Dundon, were sent forward for trial to a sitting of a non-jury Special Criminal Court to face charges of threatening to kill a number of members of the same family.

Garda Christine Bergin of Roxboro Garda Station gave evidence of serving the books of evidence to the brothers before their court appearance this Thursday morning.

Standing side by side in court, Wayne Dundon, spoke to his brother, John, throughout the brief court sitting. Wayne Dundon, 33, of Lenihan Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, is charged with threatening to kill a man at an address on Hyde Road on September 30 last year, and with threatening to kill another man at an address on Hyde Avenue on the same date.

He is also accused of threatening to kill a woman and her two children at Hyde Road on March 25 last. The father-of-three is also charged with two counts of intimidating potential witnesses at Hyde Road, on September 30, 2010.

John Dundon, 29, of Hyde Avenue, is charged with threatening to kill two women, a mother and daughter, at an address on Hyde Road on April 3 and 4 last.

The alleged injured parties in the case cannot be identified in the media on foot of a previous court order.

Inspector Jerry Horan applied under Section 46.2 of the Offences against the State Act on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions for both accused to be returned for trial to a sitting of a Special Criminal Court.

Judge Eamon O’Brien granted the state application.

Shane O’Callaghan, BL, applied for legal aid on behalf of the Dundon brothers and statements of means for both defendants were furnished to the judge.

The court was told that Wayne Dundon earns €170 a week from selling horses, and that John Dundon is not in receipt of any monies.

Judge O’Brien said the issue of free legal aid was a matter for the Special Criminal Court.