A 22-year-old Louth man will go on trial on Thursday, charged with attempting to murder the same man twice on the same day in 2016.
Paul Crosby of Rathmullen Park in Drogheda is also accused of causing the man serious harm and of falsely imprisoning him.
The accused was arraigned before the Central Criminal Court today and pleaded not guilty to attempting to murder Gerard Boyle on 10th November, 2016 at Knockcommon, Beauparc, Slane in Co Meath.
He also pleaded not guilty to falsely imprisoning and causing serious harm to Mr Boyle on the same occasion
He further pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of Mr Boyle on the same date at Boyne Canal, Drogheda.
Mr Justice Patrick McCarthy swore in a jury of six women and six men to hear the trial, which will begin Thursday and is expected to last more than a week.