Redmond trial resumes tomorrow

The jury in the corruption trial of former Dublin City and County Assistant Manager, Mr George Redmond, has been sent to a hotel overnight after failing to reach a verdict.

The jury in the corruption trial of former Dublin City and County Assistant Manager, Mr George Redmond, has been sent to a hotel overnight after failing to reach a verdict.

Judge Michael White sent the jury away just before 7.30 p.m. on day-12 of the trial at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. It will resume its deliberations at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

The jury was deliberating for some six hours when Judge White directed that it cease consideration of the case overnight.

He had earlier told the jury it could bring in a majority verdict on either or both counts of 11-1 or 10-2 if it could reach unanimous verdicts.

Mr Redmond (79), has pleaded not guilty to two charges alleging he got £10,000 from Mr 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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