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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Garda commissioner to visit Limerick

"The Garda Commissioner will get whatever he needs in terms of resources to take these murderers off our streets." - Justice Minister

As the investigation continues into the brutal and savage killing of 28 year old Shane Geoghegan, Gardai have told a local newspaper that they still do not have a definite suspect in the case.

Over 50 Garda detectives including members of the National bureau of criminal investigation have been assigned to the case since the murder early Sunday morning. CCTV from the area of the shooting is also being examined.

Meanwhile it has emerged Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy will visit Limerick today to see first hand the progress made in the murder investigation. While in Limerick it is expected he will meet the regional assistant commissioner Kevin Ludlow.

Following an earlier meeting with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern this morning, Commissioner Murphy reiterated his support for the work of the Limerick Gardai and he re stated his commitment to Limerick and its people.

Speaking following the meeting this morning Dermot Ahern described the killers as scum saying the murder was a despicable act carried out on a young man who was a leader both on and off the pitch.

A local radio report today stated the issue could be raised at this weeks government cabinet meeting.

A Minute's-silence is to be held prior to the Ireland v New Zealand international in Croke Park this Saturday as a mark of respect.

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