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    Default Former Councillor Charged with Corruption

    A former Waterford town councillor, who arrived in Ireland for a wedding at the weekend, was arrested and appeared in court today on corruption charges.


    Fred Forsey Jr (41), a father-of-three with an address supplied at Coolagh Road in Abbeyside, Dungarvan, appeared at the District Court in Waterford city and faced a number of charges under the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Act, 2001.
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    Mr. Forsey replaced John Deasy by co-option in 2003 and was subsequently elected onto Dungarvan Town Council in 2004.

    Good to see the Gardaí acting quickly. Looks like he had left the country during the investigation and was arrested immediately on return.
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    What are they guilty of exactly? And how come a city the size of Waterford had planning permission in train for SEVEN separate shopping centres during the Happy Years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    how come a city the size of Waterford had planning permission in train for SEVEN separate shopping centres during the Happy Years?
    one for each day of the week, presumably....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    What are they guilty of exactly? And how come a city the size of Waterford had planning permission in train for SEVEN separate shopping centres during the Happy Years?
    They aren't guilty of anything. They've only been charged. But it would be interesting to hear the allegations themselves. Anybody know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baldur0300 View Post
    More here

    Mr. Forsey replaced John Deasy by co-option in 2003 and was subsequently elected onto Dungarvan Town Council in 2004.

    Good to see the Gardaí acting quickly. Looks like he had left the country during the investigation and was arrested immediately on return.
    You showed remarkable restraint in not mentioning his party affiliation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    What are they guilty of exactly? And how come a city the size of Waterford had planning permission in train for SEVEN separate shopping centres during the Happy Years?
    At the moment, it's just at the charging stage. Beware prejudicing any trial.

    Also, it relates too Dungarvan, which is in a different Local Authority from Waterford City.
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    Gee whizz FG corruption and infighting..............who would have thunk it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyO'Brien View Post
    Even more restraint in mentioning that while the man charged had been co-opted to replace Deputy Deasy, not mentioning that it had been Deputy Deasy that been the one who called the guards.

    Funny that!
    jebus you just can't keep some people happy. How the hell should I know? I've made it quite apparent that I know nothing about the case other than what I've just read in the Times.

    Thanks for the info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by odie1kanobe View Post
    Gee whizz FG corruption and infighting..............who would have thunk it.
    Great to see the resident apologist for Fianna Failure is back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punchdrunk View Post
    Great to see the resident apologist for Fianna Failure is back.
    450,000 unemployed, annual emigration 70,000, national debt €165,000,000,000, deficit 23,000,000,000, four businesses a day disappearing, NAMA, broken banks...............
    Ar aghaidh le Fianna Failure. These are the issues that matter.
    Dear oh dear .............never went away you clown but do notice THREAD DEFLECTION away from yet ANOTHER FGer caught out.

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