Garda Chief Expresses Sympathy For Geoghegan Family

The Garda Commissioner has expressed his sympathy for the family of the murdered man Shane Geoghegan.

Following his meeting with the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform this morning, the Garda Commissioner also re-stated the commitment of An Garda Síochána to policing in the Limerick area.

He expressed his sympathy to the Geoghegan family on the tragic and appalling murder of Shane and said that all required investigative resources are available to the investigation.

The Commissioner is also due to meet with Regional Assistant Commissioner Kevin Ludlow and the investigation team in Limerick this afternoon to discuss the progress of the investigation directly with them.

The 28-year-old, who was engaged to be married and played rugby for Garryowen, was wounded three times in the upper body and once in the head. Gardaí believe the killer was targeting a member of the Keane-Collopy crime gang but mistook Mr Geoghegan for the intended victim. The gang in question has been involved in a long-running drugs feud with the McCarthy-Dundon gang in the city.

Family and friends of Mr Geoghegan are to gather in Limerick where a private wake will be held this evening in his Kilteragh house. He will be buried in Mungret cemetary tomorrow after requiem mass in St Joseph's Church at 11.00am on Wednesday.


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