Wednesday 18 July 2018

Bail appeal fails in 'threat' case

David Raleigh

A MAN who allegedly received a death threat from an individual who was last week described in court as the "head of the Dundon-McCarthy" organisation told gardaí he did not wish to proceed with the matter, a court has heard.

Noel Moore, a well-known Limerick market trader, allegedly told gardaí that his daughter-in-law's brother, Larry McCarthy Jnr (37), told him he would shoot him and burn down his house. Larry McCarthy was refused bail last week.

However, Larry McCarthy's solicitor, Ted McCarthy, told Limerick District Court yesterday that Mr Moore had contacted Larry McCarthy senior and gardaí to say that he was "not in fear".

The solicitor asked Judge John King to "reopen the question of bail".

Prosecuting sergeant John Moloney said he was not aware that Mr Moore wanted to withdraw his original statement.

Larry McCarthy Jnr, of Towerlodge, Old Cork Road, Limerick, is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Mr Moore on July 28 last.

At previous court sitting had heard that Mr Moore was "terrified" of Larry McCarthy.

Ted McCarthy indicated that Noel Moore would address the court with evidence that he was not in fear of the accused.

However, when the court regrouped after a short break, Mr Moore was not present in court.

Ted McCarthy said: "I can't understand why Mr Moore isn't here. He was here 20 minutes ago."

The judge remanded Larry McCarthy in custody until August 19.

Irish Independent

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