Irish Republican News · November 19, 2003
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Guilty verdict in Dublin corruption case

The former Dublin city and county assistant manager, George Redmond, has been found guilty on two counts of corruption at the at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court and remanded in custody until a December 17th sentencing hearing.

Redmond was found guilty in connection with two charges alleging he got #10,000 relating to the sale of a right-of-way from Dublin County Council at the Lucan bypass.

Redmond had denied that he received a bribe in 1987 or 1988 in respect of the sale of a right-of-way at Palmerstown.

The jury took just over seven hours to reach their majority verdicts on the charges.

Lawyers acting for Redmond applied for a deferral of sentencing on medical grounds. The application was granted and Redmond has been remanded in custody until that date.

Counsel acting for the prosecution also said there were two further charges they wished to submit. These charges will be heard on the same date as sentencing.

Meanwhile, the Garda police in the 26 Counties has launched an investigation into property deals involving two local authorities and a company co-owned by the brother of the Minister for Education, Mr Dempsey.

The two deals in Navan, County Meath, were already the subject of a review by senior officials in the Department of the Environment - where Mr Dempsey was minister at the time - which found there was no basis for holding a formal inquiry.

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