The High Court has dismissed John Dundon's bid to have his trial for the murder of rugby player Shane Geoghegan adjourned.
Mr Justice John Hedigan today cleared the way for the trial to start next Tuesday - however, lawyers for Dundon are to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Dundon (aged 29) with an address at Hyde Road, Limerick, is due to stand trial for the murder of Mr Geoghegan at Clonmore, Kilteragh, Dooradoyle, Limerick, on November 9, 2008 before the non-jury Special Criminal Court next Tuesday, June 4.
The trial is expected to last for several weeks.
The trial is expected to formally open on Tuesday, however it is understood that Dundon's lawyers will ask the Special Criminal Court to adjourn the case until the appeal against today's ruling has been determined by the Supreme Court.