Supreme Court to prioritise John Dundon appeal

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

John Dundon has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Shane Geoghegan in Dooradoyle in 2008
The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Limerick man John Dundon to have his trial for the murder of Shane Geoghegan adjourned on June 25, next.

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal by Limerick man John Dundon to have his trial for the murder of Shane Geoghegan adjourned on June 25, next.

Lawyers representing Dundon applied to the Supreme Court today for an urgent hearing date as the 30-year-old from Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston is due to go on trial at the Special Criminal Court tomorrow.

Both that court and the High Court have already refused applications to adjourn the trial - citing prosecution fears for the safety of the chief prosection witness.

Dundon’s lawyers have argued that they need more time to examine all of the potential evidence in the case, which includes more than 2,000 hours of CCTV footage and 26,000 documents.

Following this morning’s brief hearing, Chief Justice Susan Denham said the case would be given a priority hearing on June 25, next.

While, the court did not grant a formal order stopping the trial beginning tomorrow, it is unlikely the trial will take place before the Supreme Court appeal is heard.