Saturday 25 November 2017

Councillor corruption trial is adjourned

THE corruption trial of businessman Jim Kennedy and four county councillors has been adjourned until Monday at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, writes Jessica Magee.

Judge Mary Ellen Ring told the jury that other matters have arisen that have disrupted the trial.

Ex-lobbyist Frank Dunlop has testified that Mr Kennedy gave him IR£25,000 in 1991 to bribe four councillors to vote in favour of rezoning land. Mr Kennedy has pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of making corrupt payments to councillors.

Cllr Tony Fox and former councillors Colm McGrath, Donal Lydon and Liam Cosgrave have pleaded not guilty to corruptly receiving money as inducements to rezone lands.

Irish Independent

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