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Limerick man to go on trial for threatening to kill

The Special Criminal Court yesterday fixed a trial date of June 19th next year
The Special Criminal Court yesterday fixed a trial date of June 19th next year

A Limerick man will face trial at the Special Criminal Court next year on charges of threatening to kill another man and to damage property


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 Special Criminal Court yesterday fixed a trial date of June 19th next year.

Mr McCarthy also applied for bail yesterday.

The court heard that gardai were objecting to the application.

Detective Garda Niall Fitzgerald told the three-judge, non-jury court that his objection to bail was based on "concerns that that [Mr McCarthy] will commit further serious offences". 

Additionally, Chief Superintendent David Sheahan told the court there was an objection to bail under 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 Robert Eagar, presiding with Judge Sinead Ni Chulachain and Judge James Faughnan, said that the court will rule on the application on Thursday morning.

Mr McCarthy is facing 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.

A trial date of July 3rd next year was fixed for those charges.

The accused man was remanded in custody until Thursday morning.