Kennedy due back in court

Businessman Jim Kennedy is due back in court this morning after being charged with making corrupt payments to politicians.

Businessman Jim Kennedy is due back in court this morning after being charged with making corrupt payments to politicians.

The 63-year-old was arrested last week as he emerged from CAB's High Court action against his company Jackson Way over the rezoning of land at Carrickmines in South Dublin.

He was remanded in custody to appear at Cloverhill today at a late sitting of Dublin District Court last Friday.

Judge David McHugh said the businessman, who is no longer an Irish resident, could take up bail when he lodged his own bond of €30,000 cash and a further €50,000 as an independent surety.

Mr Kenneday was charged on 16 counts of making corrupt payments to politicians in the 1990s as an inducement or reward for voting in favour of the rezoning of lands in Carrickmines.

Four former Fianna Fáil councillors including Tony Fox who is now an independent councillor for Dundrum are charged with receiving corrupt payments.

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