Thursday 22 March 2018

Video: Property developer denies corruptly paying €80,000 to former councillor Fred Forsey

Conor Kane

A PROPERTY developer has pleaded not guilty to three charges of making corrupt payments totalling €80,000 to a politician in 2006.

Michael Ryan (60), with addresses at Al Eile Stud, Dungarvan, Co Waterford and The Sweepstakes, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, denies making corrupt gifts to then-town councillor Fred Forsey Jnr by crediting his bank account in Dungarvan with payments of €60,000, €10,000 and €10,000 in August, October and December of that year.

Witnesses scheduled to give evidence for the State include Fine Gael TDs John Deasy and Paudie Coffey, former and current Waterford County Council and Dungarvan Town Council members and officials; gardai, bank staff and Mr Forsey’s wife Jenny Forsey.

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