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Limerick man on 'threat to kill' charge refused bail

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The State had objected to Mr McCarthy's bail application
The State had objected to Mr McCarthy's bail application

A man accused of threatening to kill another man in Limerick has been refused bail at the Special Criminal Court today.

Larry McCarthy (37), with addresses at Old Cork Road, Limerick, and Cornmarket Villas in Limerick, is charged with threatening to kill Noel Moore at Windsor House, Donoughmore, Limerick on July 28th 2015. 

He is also charged with threatening to damage Mr Moore's house in Donoughmore on the same date.

The State had objected to Mr McCarthy's bail application. 

On Wednesday, during the bail hearing, Detective Garda Niall Fitzgerald told the three-judge, non-jury court that the objection was based on the "seriousness" of the charge and that the maximum conviction for such an offence, if convicted, is ten years. 

Chief Superintendent David Sheehan told the court that the objection was also based on Section 2A of the Bail Act. The section allows a Chief Superintendent give evidence that the refusal of bail is necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offence.

Mr Justice Paul Butler, presiding with Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge Flann Brennan, said that the court was refusing bail to Mr McCarthy under Section 2A of the Bail Act. 

Mr McCarthy faces separate charges, also at the Special Criminal Court, that he and two other people threatened to use "unlawful violence" and that he assaulted David Foran at Cornmarket Villas on November 25th, 2014.

He was remanded in custody until May 11th, when his case his listed for mention again. 

By Daniel Hickey