Trial of Limerick’s Dundon brothers is adjourned at Special Criminal Court

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THE trial of brothers John and Wayne Dundon has been adjourned at the Special Criminal Court to allow lawyers representing both men to review DVDs and documents which were disclosed by the prosecution last week.

THE trial of brothers John and Wayne Dundon has been adjourned at the Special Criminal Court to allow lawyers representing both men to review DVDs and documents which were disclosed by the prosecution last week.

This morning Wayne Dundon, 33, of Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, who wore a black shirt in court, pleaded not guilty to a total of seven charges when he was arraigned.

He is accused of making threats against four members of the same family on dates during 2010 and 2011.

He is also accused of intimidating a number two potential witnesses in the case.

When he was arraigned, John Dundon, 30, of Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston pleaded not guilty to threatening two members of the same family.

Before the case was opened by Tom O’Connell, prosecuting, lawyers representing both men asked for additional time to review DVDs and documents which were supplied to them by the prosecution in recent days.

The three judge court also ordered that the governors of four prisons, including Limerick Prison, should be make available audio recordings of phone calls between Ger Dundon - a brother of the accused men – and one of the alleged injured parties.

Adjourning the trial until 2pm tomorrow, the presiding judge, Mr Justice Paul Butler, urged the lawyers in the case to “talk to each other” saying they have had months to prepare for the trial.

A large number of gardai, including Supt John Scanlan, from the Limerick Division were in court this morning.