Alleged head of notorious Dundon-McCarthy gang charged with threatening to kill in-law

CourtsBy David Raleigh
Charged: Larry McCarthy Jr
Charged: Larry McCarthy Jr

A man, who gardai alleged to be the "head" of the notorious Dundon McCarthy criminal gang, has been been charged with threatening to kill his sister's father in law, in Limerick, last Tuesday.

Larry McCarthy, 37, of Towerlodge, Old Cork Rd, Limerick, was brought before a special sitting of Kilmallock District Court yesterday evening and charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Noel Moore, at his home at Windsor House, Donoghmore, Co Limerick, on July 28th last.

Noel Moore, a well-known stall holder at the Limerick Milk Market, is the father of TJ Moore, who is married to Larry McCarthy's sister Lauren McCarthy.

In opposing bail Detective Garda Niall Fitzgerald, Roxboro Road garda station, told the court: "Larry McCarthy is the head of the McCarthy Dundon organisation.

"He has known links to criminals around the country and to criminals on an international level," he added.

Det Fitzgerald said he believed Mr McCarthy "posed an immediate and viable threat" to Noel Moore.

"He has ready access to firearms and can carry out the alleged threat he made," Det Fitzgerald added. "Noel Moore is in fear of his life and he fully believes Larry McCarthy intends to carry out the alleged threat."

Det Fitzgerald alleged Larry McCarthy drove to Mr Moore's home on Tuesday morning "in anger over TJ Moore's treatment of Larry McCarthy's father".

Mr Moore allegedly told gardai that the accused pointed at him and told him: "I'm going to f*****g shoot you." Mr Moore also allegedly told gardai the accused told him: "I'm going to get my buddies to burn your house to the ground."

Mr McCarthy was remanded in custody to appear before Limerick District Court on August 5th.