John Dundon to seek review of murder conviction over taping revelations

John Dundon and (below) solicitor John Devane

John Dundon and (below) solicitor John Devane


PROMINENT Limerick solicitor John Devane, who represented John Dundon during the Shane Geoghegan murder trial, says he will be seeking a review of the conviction in the wake of the garda taping revelations.

Dundon, 30, who has an address at Hyde Road, Prospect received a life sentence last August after he was convicted of murdering the 28-year-old rugby player near his home in Dooradoyle in November 2009.

During the trial at the non-jury Special Criminal Court, there was evidence that Dundon was not the gunman but had ordered the murder a number of weeks earlier.

Speaking this Thursday, Mr Devane said the revelations that have emerged this week are a concern, to him and his client.

“While I sympathise with the Geogheghan family obviously. I certainly believe that John Dundon’s telephone calls and consultations were listened to both inside in the garda station and, I would go so far as saying, also his telephone calls in the prison and to his previous solicitors and also to me,” he said.

Mr Devane described the recording of telephone conversations at garda stations as “disgraceful” and said John Dundon’s case would be high on his list of priorities.

“I know that prison calls are always recorded and evidence has been gleamed and used in the past even in objections to bail for certain other people because of telephone calls made from the prison to other family members. Certainly John Dundon’s case will be high on my list of priorities and I will be going to Portlaoise (prison) tomorrow,” he said adding that he believes the Justice Minister Alan Shatter should resign in the wake of the revelations.

“I believe that the current Minister for Justice should do as Commissioner Callinan did and fall on his sword.”


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