Alleged gang boss is sent for trial to Special Criminal Court

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larrymccarthyAndrew Carey

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THE man who Gardaí claim is the head of the McCarthy Dundon crime gang has been sent forward for trial to the Special Criminal Court after failing in his third attempt to be granted bail on a charge of threatening to kill his sister’s father-in-law.

Larry McCarthy (37) of Towerlodge, Old Cork Road, Limerick, is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to Noel Moore at his home, Windsor House, Donoghmore, Co Limerick on July 28 last. He is alleged to have told Mr Moore that he would shoot him and burn his house down.

This Tuesday at Limerick District Court Judge Mary Larkin was told that McCarthy was served the book of evidence by Detective Garda Pat Whelan. He was also remanded to appear on a charge of violent disorder alleged to have occurred last November.

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After being refused bail at both Limerick District Court and the High Court, McCarthy was brought to court in custody from the Midlands Prison and remanded in continuing custody to appear at the Special Criminal Court after State solicitor Michael Murray said the DPP had directed that the ordinary courts were not suitable to deal with the matter.

Detective Garda Niall Fitzgerald of Roxboro Road Garda station described Larry McCarthy as “the head of the McCarthy Dundon organisation who has known links to criminals around the country and to criminals on an international level.”