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Two men due in court over Roy Collins murder

The 34-year-old was shot dead at his family business in Limerick in 2009.

Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.
Courts of Criminal Justice in Dublin.
Image: Julien Behal/PA Wire

TWO MEN ARE due in court in Dublin today charged in connection with the murder of Roy Collins in 2009.

Collins, then 34, was shot dead at the family business in Limerick in April 2009, apparently because members of his family had testified against gangland boss Wayne Dundon during a trial in 2005.

In 2011, five men were arrested over the killing of Collins as well as the murder of Shane Geoghegan and James Cronin who were also shot dead in Limerick.

Collins’ family has since left the country after repeated threats were made against their lives. They had been under 24-hour armed guard but have now moved abroad under a witness relocation programme.

The two men, one in his 20s and one in his 30s will appear before a non-jury Special Criminal Court this morning.

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