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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Report: 'Hitman' one of 14 arrested in Geoghegan murder investigation

A Dublin based hitman is one of 14 people in garda custody following yesterday’s raids in the hunt for the killers of Shane Geoghegan, a national newspaper has revealed.

The Evening Herald reports the man who is in his 20s was one of the many arrested in Limerick. The paper reports the detained man is “suspected of murdering” the 28 year old Dooradoyle rugby player.
The Dublin man arrested is well known to gardai in the capital and was an associate of Paddy Doyle, who himself worked as an enforcer for the south Dublin crime gang led by criminal 'Fat' Freddie Thompson. Paddy Doyle was murdered in Spain last year.

The arrested Dubliner is believed to have fired the shots that killed Geoghegan early on November 9 last, after a senior member of the McCarthy-Dundon crime gang wrongly identified the innocent rugby player as a rival gangster. Both the Dubliner and the senior gang member fled the country after the killing, but the Dubliner returned home while the other man has remained in London, where he has a large number of family contacts. Friends and family members from Limerick visited him over Christmas.
Via Evening Herald
A total of 14 people were arrested yesterday by Gardai working on Shane Geoghegan’s murder case. The 14, 7 men and 7 women are all currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act and Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

12 of the 14 were arrested on the south side of Limerick City.

Shane Geoghegan was shot dead yards from his home in the Kilteragh housing estate in the early hours of November 9th 2008 by a killer who mistook him for a rival gangland criminal that lives nearby.

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