Man remanded in custody over arcade murder

An unemployed man was remanded in custody tonight over the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.

James Dillon, 23, appeared at the city’s District Court charged with killing the 35-year-old at the family’s amusement centre in the Roxboro shopping centre last Thursday.

Mr Collins, 35, was gunned down as he worked in the Coin Castle arcade next door to his father’s pub.

The District Court heard Dillon is out of work and has no fixed address. He has previously lived at a number of addresses in the Kennedy Park area of Limerick.

Dillon was remanded into custody to appear before the same court on April 22.

It is believed two men walked into the amusement arcade attached to the Steering Wheel pub and shot Mr Collins once shortly after midday just over a week ago. Two suspects were arrested within an hour of the killing.

Gardaí believe the shooting was a revenge attack because a member of Mr Collins’ family had given evidence against a leading Limerick gangster.

The Collins family had been under garda protection since the court hearing in 2005.

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