Monday 23 October 2017

Judge gives Redmond priority appeal status

FORMER assistant Dublin city and county manager George Redmond is to get a priority hearing of his appeal against a High Court ruling.

Seeking priority in the Supreme Court Angus Buttanshaw BL, for Mr Redmond (88), said while in good health, Mr Redmond's age was a factor to be taken into account.

Mr Redmond (pictured) is appealing last March's High Court ruling halting his civil action against the planning tribunal aimed at overturning the corruption findings made against him. The tribunal is cross-appealing the High Court decision permitting Mr Redmond's challenge to a costs order made against him by the tribunal.

Mr Justice John Murray said he would list the case in the court's priority list.

The case was initiated in 2005 as a result of the tribunal's finding in 2004 that Mr Redmond received a corrupt payment in relation to planning matters and had also obstructed its work.

Irish Independent

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