Dundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murder

first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Email NewsBreaking newsDundon and Killeen go on trial for Collins murderBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2014 878 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Facebook #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Linkedin Printcenter_img Previous articleGardai to close speeding loopholeNext articleAll is ready for Riverfest Bank holiday spectacular Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement WhatsApp Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Twitter THIS Thursday, three judges, four senior counsel and five barristers along with dozens of Gardaí and witnesses will gather again at Dublin’s high-security Special Criminal Court for the trial of two men charged with the murder of Limerick businessman Roy Collins.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Steve Collins; his wife, Carmel and their daughter Leanna will once again hear how the 35-year-old father was gunned down outside Coin Castle Amusements at the Roxboro Shopping Centre on April 9, 2009.This time, the State will allege a connection between the two accused, Wayne Dundon and Nathan Killeen and the hired gunman who delivered the fatal shot. Declared as a homeless, but originally from Limerick, 26-year-old James Dillion was convicted and is serving life for murder.36-year-old Dundon and 24-year-old Killeen appeared in court last Tuesday to hear their defence argue that material relating to the disclosure of the State’s case was still outstanding.Prosecuting counsel Michael O’Higgins SC and Sean Guerin SC told the three women judges of the non-jury court that they needed additional time to furnish the defence with evidence of further recordings of conversations between Gardaí and potential witnesses who were in prison custody at the time.It will be the first time in the history of the State, a murder trial will be heard at the Special Criminal Court by an all female bench.When they were brought to the dock area of Court 11 on Tuesday, Dundon and Killeen had a brief consultation with their defence teams before proceedings began.Dundon grinned over at Steve Collins after he acknowledged two of his own family members at the other side of the court.Senior counsels Michael O’Higgins and Sean Guerin told the court that there was a manageable list of disclosure material to be furnished to the defence and that significant Garda resources were assigned to deal with the issue.Mr O’Higgins said there was no complacency on the part of the State but he did accept that there were a number of matters still outstanding.Counsel for Nathan Killeen, Giollaíosa Ó Lideadha SC, said that it was not satisfactory that matters were coming so late, adding that they felt there was no “reality in the short term to the case going on”.Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, together with Judge Margaret Heneghan and Judge Ann Ryan said that the court appreciated the amount of work being done in relation to the trial advancing.The opening of the trial was adjourned and an earlier court order was extended for the Prison Service to disclose recordings made, between a range of agreed dates, from Garda stations to potential witnesses who were in custody at the time.Transcripts of sentencing hearings from 2011 with Gareth Keogh Collins and another man are also to be given to the defence.Mr O’Higgins said that no “controversial evidence” would be heard before the May Bank Holiday weekend. TAGSfeaturedmurderMusic LimerickNathan Killeenroy collinsSpecial Criminal CourtWayne Dundon #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boylast_img read more

Warner says Australia on track for T20 World Cup success

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – Top batsman David Warner reckons Australia’s Twenty20 team are well on course for World Cup success later in the year as they go into the last game of their three-match T20 series in South Africa today.“We are definitely on track. You go back 18 months ago, even further back than that, people weren’t even rating us as a top five-ranked team. But given the schedule, it was difficult to put out our best team all the time.“But over the last 18 months we’ve established a really strong side, and we’ve consistently put out our best team every time we’ve played, and I think we’ve focussed very well on the World Cup,” he told reporters yesterday. Australia, who host the T20 World Cup from October 18 to November 15, had won eight games in a row before losing to South Africa by 12 runs in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.That levelled the three-match series at 1-1 going into today’s final game at Newlands.“We’ve got a great balance in our team right now. There is a lot of credit due to the bowling unit, especially the two spinners (Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa) who’ve really worked well together. Finchy (captain Aaron Finch) has used the bowlers at the right time as well, so we are being led in the right direction,” he said.“Our batting speaks for itself. We have great depth there and I feel we are very experienced… We don’t rely on one or two players. We’ve got 11 match winners and that’s the exciting thing about it.” Today’s game is a first return to the ground where Warner allegedly masterminded a plot to tamper with the ball using sandpaper during a Test against South Africa two years ago, for which he and captain Steve Smith were banned for a year by Cricket Australia.Smith and Warner have received little backlash from spectators in the opening two T20 games in Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth in their first trip to South Africa since.“I didn’t cop anything out on the fence. The fans have been very respectful,” said Warner.“The past is the past. We’ve just got to focus on what is ahead of us.”last_img read more