Dundon Guilty of Shane Geoghegan Murder

Finally, today, the person who directed the murder of Shane Geoghegan has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.  It has taken nearly five years to nail John Dundon for this crime, but at last he has been unequivocally identified as the person who gave the orders for the murder.

I can remember clearly the night Ireland played Canada at a friendly in Thomond Park five years ago.  I was there myself, and feeling so proud of our new rugby stadium until  later that evening word came through that the scumbags had yet again sullied the name of our town.  I wanted to kill somebody myself, knowing as I do what a wonderful town this is, full of creativity and life, but ultimately I felt a sense of futility.  What are we going to do about these ignorant, violent fools in our midst, people with no allegiance or feeling for our community.  Isn’t it time to eject them from our community as we would a crowd of invaders?

We turned out in our thousands to protest against this pestilence.

Shane Geoghegan protest Limerick

Most of us engaged in a city-wide art project, refusing to succumb to the soul-destroying brutality of an illiterate fool like John Dundon.

Some of us even climbed Everest in support of the Shane Geoghegan Trust.

We didn’t give in to these useless lowlifes.  We refused to let our city be defined by ignorant thugs.  And we refused to submit to  lazy journalists who prefer clichés and stereotypes to real thinking.

While it’s no consolation to Shane’s family and friends, at least today we saw the ignorant scumbag behind his murder sent to jail for life, however long that might be.  Personally, I don’t wish Dundon a long incarceration.  Just a miserable one.

A good man
A good man


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26 thoughts on “Dundon Guilty of Shane Geoghegan Murder

  1. Indeed,a long and miserable one. I believe it’s timely to bear in mind also that,as long as people continue to buy drugs,hard or soft, a guy like Dundon will always have someone stepping up to take his place.

  2. I disagree- as long as drugs remain CRIMINALIZED, scumbags like the Dundons will always control the supply and sale of them.

    As for John Dundon, it’s a pity he came off his hunger strike. It would have brought a tear of joy to my eye to hear that he had to be force-fed.

  3. I punched th eair with joy, when I heard that he got life..
    But what is life 15 to 20 years..
    I hope he dies in the University of Life (aka Jail)
    People like him have brought the name Limerick & it’s citizens down for years.
    I didn’t know Shane, but I hope his family & friends have some relief of their loss & pain
    on the news that his killers are behind bars.. (jail is not good enough for them)..

  4. Good riddance to the fucker….now if they can just nail the rest of them…..

    @tonyc, boggy: at the risk of derailing the thread, yes, sure, let’s decriminalise and make legitimate businessmen out of the likes of him. It’s not like they’d end up ordering hits on competitors or anything like that. Besides, if you squeeze them out of the drugs trade, they’ll switch to stolen goods, or pimping. These cunts will never respect our society’s laws, full stop.

  5. There is something to be said for decriminalising the sale of drugs. The current crop of dealers would never pass whatever vetting procedures were put in place. Some of them, like Mr Dundon, wouldn’t even be able to complete the application form, by all accounts.

  6. Vetting process? Right, because we have shown that our government is completely uncorruptable , and that retailers always double-check for horsemeat….:)
    Decriminalising it here won’t make a blind bit of difference to the global suffering that the likes of los zetas cause, in fact it can only make it worse by providing “legal” channels of income for them. Like it or not, the dundons of this world are a real, functioning part of that global network Peru->Ibiza->Cork->Garryowen. That’s how short the chain is, no matter how people try to convince themselves it doesn’t make a difference buying a bit of blow from Johnny, because it most certainly does.
    Maybe some day if we have a global hegemony and we can legalise it all over the world, all at once, you might put them out of business. Maybe. But then again, why bother? Why should we who don’t partake have to be burdened with the health costs for those who do (as a smoker I include myself in that bracket – I don’t believe anyone should have t pay for my stupidity if (when?) it kills me, as as a non-drinker I refuse to accept that I should have to pay for someone else’s cirrhosis.). Just my 2c.

  7. How do you feel about the Portuguese situation?

    There are vetting processes for many occupations including medicine and pharmacy.

    Are you saying that admission to the medical profession is corrupt?

  8. Well someone somewhere is making a hell of a lot of money selling illegal cigs and they are a legal drug.
    So yeah great idea lets add some class A drugs to the criminals legal stocks as well
    Jesus sometimes I think if some of us had brains we would be dangerous

  9. Bock, I actually don’t want to take this article too far off topic so I won’t go into too much detail and I’ll leave it at this, if that’s ok by you :
    First, no I am not saying that the process of admittance to the medical profession is in itself corrupt, and I’m not even going to pretend that I have any clue as to what’s involved in such a process, but pretty much when there is that much money involved, corruption naturally follows. The theft of our gas, the rezoning of land, horse burgers…in all of these cases someone made a conscious decision to take the money and turn a blind eye, why would this process end up being any different? When the cartels that produce these things can buy entire governments, why would be be any different?
    Second re Potrugal, I confess that I don’t know enough about it to have a strong opinion but from what I understand of it, even though it’s not a criminal offence to posess there (for certain amounts of substances) they can impose sanctions if you are caught with these substances, so it’s not exactly fully legalised as we might define it (I may be wrong but I can’t see someone being fined here unless they have committed a criminal offence, or is that wrong?)…besides my main point is that the suppliers of these substances are still living outside the law so although it *may* (and there are some who disagree) have improved the local situation it hasn’t done much else.

    Anyway I’ll pipe down now as I don’t want to turn this into a flamewar, but if ever you do write an article on the subject I’ll be happy to contribute my uninformed opinions :)

  10. Vetting for the medical profession occurs every 2 years, you have to submit a formal document to the Garda vetting bureau declaring all personal details including your mothers maiden name, all previous addresses, any convictions, and court appearances.furthermore all doctors have to reapply for membership of the medical council on an annual basis, and on the application form it explicitly asks if you have had any convictions, court appearances or pending cases, the penalty for giving false information is a fitness to practice hearing which depending on the circumstances could lead to being struck off. Off topic I know bit thought I’d clarify that

  11. @Bohemian, Bock – lol awesome, and thanks for the detailed information

    And I know I said I’d shut up but I just can’t resist one last point. Ok, 2 points. 1. Why are we assuming the medical profession would be in charge of this (they are in charge of neither alcohol nor tobacco distribution). 2. Even if they were, there are plenty of dope dealers/importers with no convictions because they’ve never been caught…so I don’t see that vetting process having much impact.
    Anyway. Good night to all!

  12. We can’t but rejoice.

    Let’s not forget the damage this individual (along with his ‘friends’ and enemies) managed to inflicted on Limerick over a dozen-odd years, all of the the murders of innocents, the gangland murders, the extortion, the intimidation and a smearing on the name of that beautiful city that will take a long time to outgrow.

    Indeed, we have paid a very high price on account of this insane psychopath.

    I may be naive, but I hope Limerick can now truly reach it’s potential given his demise.

  13. I didn’t realise anyone was assuming medics would become the lawful distributors of recreational drugs, like alcohol and tobacco the medical profession deal with the adverse effects of narcotics every day and it would be almost certainly deemed unethical for them to become involved in the dispensing of these agents, and before anyone says it yes I’m aware that many medically prescribed drugs have serious adverse side effects!

  14. Delighted for the people of Limerick and the family & friends of Shane Geoghegan that this horrible excuse for a human and those jailed before him are all now locked away with lengthy sentences. I wish these scum misery and hardship every day they spend in prison. I’m just sorry that it took so long for this day to come. I read where the Garda Commissioner released some press statement via the Garda Press Office welcoming the conviction, praising the Gardai etc etc blah blah. Now this boils my blood. Always quick to point out something self serving is our Garda Commissioner. He wasn’t too forthcoming, or those prior to him, with statements and media interviews the past decade when Limerick was rife with criminality, gang warfare, organised crime, large scale drug dealing, intimidation and murder. Local Limerick based Gardai are to be praised for the work they did. They got this conviction, not the Garda Commissioner.The Garda Commissioner should get the finger out and start dealing with the remaining feuds in the country – Crumlin / Drimnagh is on the go again. A man shot in the head in Sheriff Street last week. Tallaght based traveller criminals are still fleecing the country at night time doing burglaries nationwide. I hope the Commissioner doesn’t dwell too much on the success of Limerick Gardai in the Shane Geoghegan case because there’s plenty more to do.

  15. Our laws are written to ensure that criminals will continue as the Dundons have.
    And drug laws didn’t create Dundon but they opened wide access to levels of cash which allowed the Dundons to wreck havoc unbounded.
    ‘Murder Inc’ is merely on a break.
    Dundons’ replacements are doubtless setting out their stalls as they view the vacuum.

  16. What I find really pleasing, is the fact that Dundon was convicted mainly on the evidence given by the rest of his inbred knacker relatives. The fucking ignorant moron.
    Hurrah for justice!

  17. Hurrah for justice! 3 judge non jury court, the same model that was used in apartheid South Africa. Not the best way to deal with anyone is a suppose democratic society.

  18. Mr Dundon is such an ardent defender of democracy that the people of Limerick have planned a mass march to protest at the manner in which he was deprived of his liberty.

    By the way, what do you reckon a jury of his peers might look like?

  19. @Bock, “what do you reckon a jury of his peers might look like” – you owe me a new monitor!

    @lawbarrister, there is a history in this town at least of juries and witnesses being tampered with by the likes of Dundon, so I guess they were playing it safe with this one.

  20. This is not twitter so why do some commenters use the @ sign when referring to other commenters comments? Just curious. #pedantic!

  21. Nothing to do with Twitter. The convention goes way back on discussion boards. Might have origins in some Unix thing but I’m only guessing about that.

  22. how can illegal ciggerettes be legal drugs,

    anyway, yes they could still import drugs if they were legalised but id say not alot of people would go to the hassle of buying off them, if it was legal,

    it would also put a massive dent in their profit margins

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