Redmond trial reaches final stages

The corruption trial of former Dublin City and County Assistant Manager, Mr George Redmond, has reached its concluding stages and is scheduled to begin its deliberations Tuesday after being charged by Judge Michael White.

The corruption trial of former Dublin City and County Assistant Manager, Mr George Redmond, has reached its concluding stages and is scheduled to begin its deliberations Tuesday after being charged by Judge Michael White.

The jury was addressed on day 11 of the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court by prosecuting counsel, Mr Patrick J McCarthy SC (with Mr Patrick McGrath BL), and by defence counsel Mr Brendan Grehan SC (with Mr Angus Buttanshaw BL).

Mr Redmond (aged 79), has pleaded not guilty to two charges alleging he got £10,000 from Mr Brendan Fassnidge relating to the sale of a right-of-way from Dublin County Council at the Lucan bypass.

Mr Redmond denies that while an agent or servant of the Council of the County of Dublin, a public body, he corruptly received a gift of money from Mr Fassnidge on a date between June 1, 1987 and May 31, 1988 as an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do anything in respect of the sale of a right of way at Palmerstown, by the Council of the County of Dublin.

He also denies that as an agent he corruptly accepted for himself a gift of money as an inducement or reward for showing favour to another, namely Mr Fassnidge, in relation to the said principal's affairs, namely the sale of the right of way.

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