BROTHERS John and Wayne Dundon have each received lengthy prison sentences for making threats against four members of the same family on dates in 2010 and 2011.
At the Special Criminal Court John Dundon was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and Wayne Dundon was sentenced to six years imprisonment.
Following a three week trial earlier this year, the non-jury Special Criminal Court found John Dundon, 29, of Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston guilty of threatening to kill April Collins at her home on April 3, 2011.
Wayne Dundon, 34, of Linehan Avenue, Prospect, was convicted of a total of four charges. He was found guilty of making threats against Gareth Collins and Jimmy Collins Junior on September 30, 2010 and of intimidating April Collins and her mother, Alice Collins, on the same date “with the intention of interfering with or obstructing justice”.
During today's sentencing hearing, lawyers representing both men submitted that the offences had occured during a family dispute and that they were at the lower end of the scale.
After hearing submissions in the case, Mr Justice Paul Butler, Judge Alison Lyndsay and Judge Flannan Brennan said they believed the appropriate sentence was five-and-a-half years in the case of John Dundon and a total of six years in the case of Wayne Dundon.
The sentences were back-dated to April 11, 2011 - the date both men were first arrested in connection with the threats.
Neither John Dundon or Wayne Dundon showed any reaction as the sentences were handed down.
For a full report from the Special Criminal Court see this weekend's Limerick Leader, print edition