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At Ennis district court this Wednesday, Sergeant Aiden Lonergan sought to have the case adjourned for two weeks to allow for service of the book of evidence. 

State granted more time in Clare attempted murder case

THE State has been granted further time to serve a book of evidence on a man accused of attempted murder in Clare.

Tony McInerney (27), with a previous address in Glenina, Gort Road, Ennis, and originally from Dublin, is accused of the attempted murder of Daniel Harty in Sixmilebridge on January 18, 2020.

McInerney, an unemployed father-of-two, is also charged with directing the activities of a criminal organisation; discharge of a firearm and threats to kill or cause serious harm. 
The case against McInerney is to proceed in the central criminal court. 

At Ennis district court this Wednesday, Sergeant Aiden Lonergan sought to have the case adjourned for two weeks to allow for service of the book of evidence. 

Sergeant Lonergan told the court the case involves an allegation of attempted murder and a “significant piece of work” has gone into the preparation of the book of evidence. 

Defence solicitor John Casey told the court that he understood the book of evidence is close to being finalised. 

Mr Casey said the allegations against his client go back over two years and he asked the court to take this into account. 

Judge Mary Larkin granted the State’s application to have the accused further remanded in custody to February 22. 

Judge Larkin said she was noting on the file that the matter must be “expedited” by the next court date.

McInerney appeared in court via video link from custody. 

In the case, McInerney is charged with attempting to murder Daniel Harty at Pound Street, Sixmilebridge on January 18, 2020, contrary to Common Law. 
McInerney is charged with intentionally or recklessly engaging in conduct – discharging a firearm with the intention of murdering Daniel Harty which created a substantial risk of death or serious harm. 

That alleged offence also relates to an incident at Pound Street, Sixmilebridge on January 18, 2020 and  is contrary to section 13 of the Non Fatal Offences Against The Person Act.

McInerney is further charged that within the State between December 12, 2019 and January 18, 2020, he directed the activities of a criminal organisation by controlling or supervising the activities, by giving an order, instruction or guidance, or making a request with respect to carrying on of the activities. 

The alleged offence is contrary to section 71 A of the Criminal Justice Act 2006, as amended. 

The accused is also charged with two offences contrary to section 5 of the Non Fatal Offences Against The Person Act. 

One charge alleges McInerney made a threat to Chelsea Harty intending her to believe that a threat to kill or cause serious harm to Daniel Harty, would be carried out.

That charge relates to an alleged incident at De Lacey Park, Shannon on August 25, 2020. 

A final charge states that McInerney made a threat to Daniel Harty Snr intending him to believe that a threat to kill or cause serious harm to Daniel Harty Jnr would be carried out. 

That offence arises from an alleged incident at Inis Eagla, Shannon, on dates unknown between January 1, 2019 and January 18, 2020.

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