Limerick man John Dundon, who is accused of murdering rugby player Shane Geoghegan more than four years ago, has initiated High Court proceedings in an effort to have his trial adjourned.
Dundon, aged 29, of Hyde Road, Ballinacurra Weston is accused of murdering the Garryowen Rugby player on November 9, 2008.
Last week, the Special Criminal Court refused an application made by Dundon to adjourn the trial, which is listed to begin at the non-jury court on June 4, next.
Shane O’Callaghan BL had sought the adjournment due to the large amount of documentation and CCTV footage in the case.
Making an ex-parte application at the High Court yesterday, Dundon sought to have last week’s ruling quashed.
Martin O’Rourke SC said it would be impossible for his client’s lawyers to go through all of the material furnished by the state before the beginning of the trial.
He added that if the trial is to proceed as scheduled, the defence team will be compromised.
Mr O’Rourke also sought a temporary injunction preventing Dundon’s trial from going ahead at the Special Criminal Court until his High Court action has been determined.
Mr Justice Barry White directed that Dundon’s application for leave be heard in the presence of lawyers representing the prosecution and he adjourned the matter until later today.
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