Fianna Fáil Councillor learns date for corruption trial

A trial date at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has been set for a Fianna Fáil Councillor charged with corruptly receiving money.

A trial date at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has been set for a Fianna Fáil Councillor charged with corruptly receiving money.

Tony Fox (aged 70) of Mountainview Park, Churchtown, has been charged with five counts of corruptly receiving sums of money on dates in 1992 and 1997 and is pleading not guilty.

Judge Katherine Delahunt set a trial date of October 5, 2011 for Mr Fox. The trial is expected to last five weeks.

The cases of four co-accused - former councillors Colm McGrath (aged 54), Donal Lydon (aged 72), Liam Cosgrave (aged 54) and businessman James Kennedy (aged 63) - were listed for mention on February 10, 2011 to allow disclosure be completed.

McGrath, of Swiftwood, Saggart; Lydon of Stillorgan Park Avenue; Cosgrave of Merrion Park, Blackrock; and Kennedy with an address at Queens Quay, Gibraltar; are also facing corruption charges.

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