Book of evidence in Geoghegan murder case

A book of evidence has been served on Limerick man John Dundon, who is charged with the murder of Shane Geoghegan four years ago.

In August, Mr Dundon, aged 29, with a last address at Hyde Rd, Limerick, was charged with the murder of the 28-year-old Garryowen rugby player at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, on Nov 9, 2008. The case was brought before the non-jury Special Criminal Court as the DPP certified the ordinary courts were inadequate to secure the administration of justice.

Counsel for Mr Dundon, Shane O’Callaghan BL, yesterday asked that legal aid be granted to his client, as a statement of means furnished to the court detailed how Mr Dundon had no income and no assets.

Sean Guerin BL, for the State, said the prosecution was making no submission on the statement of means.

Mr Justice Garrett Sheehan, sitting with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge William Hamill, said the court would grant legal aid and backdate the order to Aug 17 last. He remanded the accused in custody to appear before the court via video link on Oct 30.

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