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Thread: Breaking news: 4 former FF councillors appearing in court for corruption

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    Default Breaking news: 4 former FF councillors appearing in court for corruption

    Four former Fianna Fáil Dublin County Councillors have appeared at Dublin District Court on corruption charges.
    Don Lydon, Sean Gilbride, Colm Mcgrath and Tony Fox faces charges of receiving money in relation to land rezoning.
    Mr Lydon, 72, is charged with receiving money corruptly in 1992.
    Mr Fox faces five charges of receiving money corruptly in 1992 and 1997.
    All four have been granted bail.
    The court was told that Mr Gilbride was arrested in Skerries this morning and charged. In reply to the charge he said 'not guilty'.
    When charged today Mr McGrath replied 'definitely reject that charge'.
    Mr Lydon replied 'not guilty'.
    When arrested today at Harcourt terrace Garda station Mr Fox replied 'not guilty'.
    Former councillors charged with corruption - RT News

    Interesting. I wonder if this has what relation this has (if any) to the ongoing tribunal investigations.
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    Default Four former FF Dublin Cllrs charged with Corruption

    Don Lydon, Tony Fox, Sean Gilbride and Colm McGrath have all been charged with receiving money in relation to land rezoning. This news is just breaking.

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    Its just brightened up my afternoon

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    I assume you mean they have been arrested for said offences and are in the clinker right now pending bail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    I assume you mean they have been arrested for said offences and are in the clinker right now pending bail.
    They have been to Court already and then bailed.

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    Four former councillors have today appeared at the Dublin District Court on corruption charges.
    Tony Fox, Colm McGrath, Sean Gilbride, and Don Lyon, also a former senator, were in court this afternoon. All four men are pleading not guilty to the charges, the court, under Judge David McHugh, was told.
    Mr Gilbride was arrested in Skerries, Co Dublin, at 2.47pm and was taken to Bridewell Garda station.
    When charged, he replied not guilty, the court heard. No objection was made to bail, and he was remanded to appear at the district court next Thursday on his bond of €1,000.
    The other three men were arrested by appointment at Harcourt Garda station. When charged, Mr McGrath said: "I vehemently reject the charge".
    They were also remanded during the hearing to next Thursday on bonds of €1,000 each.


    We'll see.....should I hold my breath



    Four ex-councillors in court on corruption charges - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 22, 2010
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    Only four.

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    Pity they were not kept in for the weekend.

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    It would be a shame if the course of justice and the independence of the courts were to be disrupted by anything written here about these presumably innocent gentlemen.

    Right, Mods?

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    Get a few mid-level men to turn state's evidence and peach on the big boys -that's how you it; at least when you have a justice system interested in justice. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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