Date set for 'corrupt-payments' trial

A trial date has been set at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for five men on charges of giving or receiving corrupt payments in relation to the rezoning of lands.

A trial date has been set at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for five men on charges of giving or receiving corrupt payments in relation to the rezoning of lands.

Mr James Kennedy (aged 63) faces charges of making corrupt payments to politicians for the rezoning of land in Carrickmines.

Three former councillors and a sitting councillor will also face trial on charges of receiving payments for the rezoning of the same land at Carrickmines.

Mr Kennedy of Cormorant Way, Queens Quay, Gibraltar, Mr Colm Mc Grath (aged 55) of Swiftwood, Saggart, Mr Donal Lydon (aged 72) of Santo Antonio, Stillorgan Park Avenue, Mr Liam Cosgrave (aged 54) of Merrion Park, Blackrock and Mr Tony Fox (aged 70) of Mountainview Park, Churchtown, all in Dublin, will stand trial next October.

Judge Martin Nolan said any applications for further disclosure or legal aid can be raised on a date in March.

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