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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Man charged with murder of Shane Geoghegan

A man has been charged with the murder of Shane Geoghegan.

23 year old Barry Doyle from Portland Row in Dublin but living at Hyde Road in Limerick was charged at 3.15pm today at Bruff Garda station with the murder of Garryowen rugby player Shane Geoghegan who was shot dead last year in Dooradoyle.

When charged, the defendant replied “I’ve nothing to say”

The defendant, wearing a grey hooded top with '76' written on the front, stood silently during the brief 4 minute hearing where his state solicitor said he would be applying for bail. Judge Tom O Donnell said the issue of bail is a matter for the High Court.

He remanded Mr. Doyle in custody until a further hearing on March 6th.

Doyle was one of the 8 people remaining in custody since this week’s raids and arrests. It’s reported by local radio that the remaining seven people will be released from custody very soon.

There was a heavy armed Garda presence around the courtroom for the hearing.

28 year old Shane Geoghegan was shot dead not far from his home in the Kilteragh housing estate in the early hours of November 9th 2008.

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