Ger Dundon’s ex pleads guilty to intimidating relative of witness

Petula Martyn

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Petula Martyn

A young mother will be sentenced later this month after she admitted intimidating a woman whose relative was the only witness in a major investigation into organised crime in Limerick.

A young mother will be sentenced later this month after she admitted intimidating a woman whose relative was the only witness in a major investigation into organised crime in Limerick.

April Collins, who is the former girlfriend of convicted criminal Ger Dundon and mother to his children, is accused of following the woman into Penney’s on O’Connell Street on May 25 last year, where the offence is alleged to have taken place.

The woman who Ms Collins admits intimidating, is a relative of Mark Heffernan, who was the key witness in the case against eight men which resulted in the imprisonment of Ms Collins’ father, brother and former boyfriend earlier this year.

Dressed in a pink blouse, cream pants, white runners and a leopard print head band, the 24-year-old pleaded “guilty” when she was arraigned before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court.

A previous court sitting heard that Ms Collins, of Hyde Avenue, Ballinacurra Weston, was pushing a child’s buggy when she followed the woman around the city centre store, and threatened her.

Following arraignment, Judge Carroll Moran adjourned sentencing in the case until May 19 next.