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Commissioner welcomes Dundon trial result after 'painstaking' investigation

Martin Callinan said the verdict endorses the capacity of the State to deal with this type of serious criminal case.

GARDA COMMISIONER MARTIN Callinan has today welcomed the court result with the conviction of John Dundon for the murder of Shane Geoghegan.

At the Special Criminal Court this morning, Dundon was found guilty of murdering the rugby player in Limerick in November 2008. The court imposed the mandatory life sentence on him for Geoghegan’s murder.

Callinan said today that gardaí’s “thoughts and prayers are with the Geoghegan family today and we are aware of how difficult this day is for them all”.

He congratulated all members involved in what he described as a “painstaking and lengthy investigation”.

He also said that the verdict shows the determination of gardaí to pursue individuals or groups involved in serious crime and endorses the capacity of the State to deal with serious and difficult criminal cases.

Related: John Dundon found guilty of the murder of Shane Geoghegan>

More: Dundon sat impassively listening to headphones as the guilty verdict was read out>

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