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Five arrested over murders of Shane Geoghegan and Roy Collins

The arrests were made by Limerick gardaí this morning at locations around the Midlands and Dublin.

Image: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

FIVE MEN HAVE been arrested over the killings of Shane Geoghegan, Roy Collins and James Cronin, who were all shot dead in the Limerick area in 2008 and 2009.

Gardaí from Limerick, along with the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, made the arrests this morning around the Midlands and in Dublin.

All five men are in their 20s and 30s. They are now being held at separate garda stations in Limerick and Dublin under Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Rugby player Shane Geoghegan was murdered in an apparent case of mistaken identity in November 2008. Earlier this month, an art installation was unveiled in Limerick to commemorate his death.

Businessman Roy Collins was shot dead in Roxboro in April 2009, while James Cronin’s body was found in a shallow grave in April 2008.

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